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From the bedroom to the office: Workplace spillover effects of sexual activity at home

Available Online http://doi.org/10.1177/0149206317698022
Publication Date March 2019
Author Keith Leavitt, Christopher M. Barnes, Trevor Watkins, and David T. Wagner
Source Journal of Management
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study investigates the impact of sexual behavior at home on job satisfaction and job engagement through positive affect. Results from a 2-week daily diary study show that engaging in sex at home was related to positive affect at work the next day when controlling for marital satisfaction, and this increased positive affect was related to day-level job satisfaction and engagement. Additionally, work-to-family strain-based conflict negatively predicted sexual behavior at home. The study concludes that consideration of sexual behavior’s role in work life expands spillover theory.

Keywords work–family enrichment, sex, spillover, job engagement, job attitudes
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Leavitt, K., Barnes, C. M., Watkins, T., & Wagner, D. T. (2019). From the bedroom to the office: Workplace spillover effects of sexual activity at home. Journal of Management, 45, 1173–1192. doi: 10.1177/0149206317698022

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