Title

The state version of the recovery experience questionnaire : a multilevel confirmatory factor analysis

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Volume

24

Issue

3

First Page

350

Last Page

359

Publisher

Routledge

Keywords

Fatigue, Multilevel confirmatory factor analysis, Psychological detachment, Recovery, Relaxation

Abstract

Although many studies in the field of recovery from work utilize a quantitative diary design, little is known about the validity of the daily measures used in such studies. The present study analyses the factor structure of the state version of the Recovery Experience Questionnaire (REQ) on the between-person (trait) and within-person (state) levels. A total of 127 employees participated in the study. Most of them filled out the questionnaire on three consecutive workdays (N = 375 observations). Results of multilevel confirmatory factor analyses (MCFA) showed that a four-factor model fit the data better than alternative models at both levels of analysis (between and within). In addition, some factor loadings of the four recovery experience dimensions (particularly for relaxation and control) were lower on the day level as compared to the general level. Nevertheless, we conclude that both state and trait versions of the REQ show good psychometric properties. Implications for future research on recovery are discussed.

DOI

10.1080/1359432X.2014.903242

Language

English

Print ISSN

1359432X

E-ISSN

14640643

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Recommended Citation

Bakker, A. B., Sanz-Vergel, A. I., Rodríguez-Muñoz, A., & Oerlemans, W. G. M. (2015). The state version of the recovery experience questionnaire: A multilevel confirmatory factor analysis. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24(3), 350-359. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2014.903242

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