|Document ID (ISN)||110159|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Berset M., Semmer N.K., Elfering A., Amstad F.T., Jacobshagen N.
||Work characteristics as predictors of physiological recovery on weekends
||2009, Vol.35, No.3, p.188-192. 28 ref.
||This study investigated whether work characteristics predict physiological recovery on a rest day. Some researchers have indeed hypothesized that high demands and low control at work would lead to higher cortisol values and thus poor recovery on a rest day. A total of 69 individuals participated in this study. Data were collected by means of questionnaires and analyses of salivary cortisol on two workdays and on a subsequent Sunday (rest day). Data were subjected to multiple regression analyses. It was found that individuals with less job control had higher cortisol levels and consequently poorer recovery on the rest day than those with more control. Neither job demands nor the interaction of demands and control predicted a change in cortisol levels from workday to rest day. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||psychology of work organization; stress factors; workbreaks
||determination in saliva; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; hormone secretion
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization