TH-P01-029-interactive - The mediating role of psychological detachment in the relationship between workaholism and sleep quality: An experience-sampling study

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Employee stress and burnout
Recovery and unwinding
TH-P01-029-interactive
The mediating role of psychological detachment in the relationship between workaholism and sleep quality: An experience-sampling study
G. Nam 1,*, S. Lee 1
1Chungnam Nntional University, Daejeon, Korea, Republic Of
 
Content: Purpose This study examined the effect of workaholism on daily sleep quality and whether psychological detachment from work mediates the negative effect of workaholism on sleep quality.
Methodology A total of 89 Korean employees completed an initial survey on workaholism and demographic variables. They also filled out a daily smartphone survey each morning for 5 successive workdays. Daily questionnaire included measures of psychological detachment and sleep quality of the previous night.
Result The results of multilevel analyses supported the hypothesis that workaholism was negatively related with daily sleep quality as well as psychological detachment, and that psychological detachment was negatively related with sleep quality. Furthermore, psychological detachment from work during the evening partially mediated the effect of workaholism on sleep quality.
Limitations This study measured sleep quality using a self-report questionnaire. Future research is needed to replicate these findings with objective measures of sleep quality (e.g., sleep actigraphy and polysomnography).
Practical Implication These findings highlight the importance of psychological detachment especially for workaholics. Interventions that help them to better detach from work during nonwork time would be an effective way to mitigate the negative effect of workaholism on sleep and eventually to increase their psychological and physiological recovery.
Originality or Value To our knowledge, this study is the first attempt that examines the effect of workaholism on sleep quality as well as role of psychological detachment in the process on daily level.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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