Title

Positive experiences at work and daily recovery : effects on couple’s well-being

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Happiness Studies

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Volume

Advance publication

First Page

1

Last Page

19

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Keywords

Diary research, Job performance, Job satisfaction, Positive emotions, Recovery experiences

Abstract

The present diary study investigates, at the within-person level, how job satisfaction mediates the relationship between self-rated job performance and recovery experiences (i.e., psychological detachment from work and relaxation) during off-job time. Furthermore, we explore the effects of these two recovery experiences on couple´s well-being. Data were collected from 145 dual-earner couples (N = 290 participants; N = 1450 occasions) with a daily diary design (five consecutive working days). Multilevel analyses showed that daily job performance positively predicted psychological detachment and relaxation, and that daily job satisfaction partially mediated this relationship. In addition, we found that psychological detachment and relaxation have positive effects on own and partner´s indicators of well-being (i.e., relationship satisfaction and positive emotions). The benefits of recovery go beyond the individual and affect their partner´s level of well-being.

DOI

10.1007/s10902-017-9880-z

Print ISSN

13894978

E-ISSN

15737780

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Muñoz, A., Sanz-Vergel, A. I., Antino, M., Demerouti, E., & Bakker, A. B. (2017). Positive experiences at work and daily recovery: Effects on couple’s well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, Advance publication, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s10902-017-9880-z

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