Social stressors at work and sleep during weekends: The mediating role of psychological detachment

Pereira, Diana; Elfering, Achim (2014). Social stressors at work and sleep during weekends: The mediating role of psychological detachment. Journal of occupational health psychology, 19(1), pp. 85-95. American Psychological Association 10.1037/a0034928

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Social stressors at work may result in long-term health impairments if recovery is insufficient. In the present psychophysiological field study, we tested whether the inability to psychologically detach from work issues mediates the negative effect of social stressors at work on sleep during weekends. Sixty full-time employees participated in the study. Daily assessment included diaries on psychological detachment and continuous ambulatory actigraphy to assess psychophysiological indicators of sleep. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that enduring social stressors at work were negatively related with psychological detachment on Sunday evening and negatively related with various sleep indicators on Sunday night. Furthermore, psychological detachment from work on Sunday evening partially mediated the effect of social stressors at work on two sleep indicators. Social stressors at work may threaten recovery processes just before the working week starts.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Elfering, Achim

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1076-8998

Publisher:

American Psychological Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Diana Cristina Romano

Date Deposited:

25 Mar 2015 11:42

Last Modified:

21 Oct 2015 09:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1037/a0034928

PubMed ID:

24447223

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65578

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