Recovery From Work/Psychological Detachment

Modern-day work is demanding, especially so with increasing globalization and therefore more competition entering the workplace. As a result, employees are increasingly experiencing negative consequences associated with working, including high levels of perceived stress, conflict between work and family roles, and physical and psychological ill health. One optimal way to prevent or circumvent the negative consequences associated with demanding work is to physically, mentally, and/or emotionally recover and detach from work. Recovery from work is especially important when it is not feasible for organizations to alter stressful job characteristics (e.g., dealing with unhappy customers) or overwhelming job demands (e.g., intense time pressure).

Recovery from work is defined as the process through which an individual temporarily reduces or erases symptoms of strain (e.g., work-related exhaustion or ...

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