Recovery, Health, and Job Performance: Effects of Weekend Experiences

Charlotte Fritz, Sabine Sonnentag
2005 Journal of Occupational Health Psychology  
This study extended research on respites by examining the extent to which experiences during the weekend contribute to health and job performance after the weekend. Longitudinal data including 3 measurement occasions from 87 emergency service workers indicated that nonwork hassles, absence of positive work reflection, and low social activity during the weekend predicted burnout and poor general well-being after the weekend. Weekend experiences also predicted different aspects of job performance
more » ... after the weekend. The results reveal practical implications for individual and organizational optimization of recovery processes. Suggestions for future research on specific recovery processes and their effects on individual health and performance are discussed.
doi:10.1037/1076-8998.10.3.187 pmid:16060723 fatcat:4esdzmb5lzgelfim3civgrubwu