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Making the break count: An episodic examination of recovery activities, emotional experiences, and positive affective displays

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Author John P. Trougakos, Daniel L. Beal, Stephen G. Green, and Howard M. Weiss
Source Academy of Management Journal
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study focuses on the role of workday breaks on emotional experiences among 64 cheerleading instructors using an experience-sampling design. The results revealed that using break time to get away from work had a positive effect on the number of positive affective experiences and displays among participants. Hence, the results of the study suggest that using workday breaks has implications for employees in terms of how they feel, which is likely to impact how they perform their work.

Keywords emotional labor, break activities, emotional experience, affective displays, cheerleading instructors
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Trougakos, J. P., Beal, D. J., Green, S. G., & Weiss, H. M. (2008). Making the break count: An episodic examination of recovery activities, emotional experiences, and positive affective displays. Academy of Management Journal, 51(1) 131-146.

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