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Psychological detachment from work during leisure time: The benefits of mentally disengaging from work

Available Online http://cdp.sagepub.com/content/21/2/114.abstract
Publication Date April 2012
Author Sabine Sonnentag
Source Current Directions in Psychological Science
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

The current article focuses on psychological detachment from work. The author reviews current research that shows that individuals who are more detached from work when not at work have greater life satisfaction and less strain but are still just as engaged at work. High negative affect, job involvement, job stressors, and poor environmental conditions are related to less psychological detachment from work while not at work (or when not working).

Keywords psychological detachment from work, life satisfaction, strain, job involvement
Reference

Sonnentag, S. (2012). Psychological detachment from work during leisure time: The benefits of mentally disengaging from work. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 114-118.

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