Fr-SYM-292-4 - Positive@Work – Effects Of A Daily Positive Activity Intervention On Recovery Among Fulltime Employees

Workplace health promotion
Friday May 19   01:15 PM to 02:15 PM (1 hour)
O'Connor Theatre
Workplace health promotion
Positive@Work – Effects of a daily positive activity intervention on recovery among fulltime employees
E. Clauss*
Main Abstract Content: Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of three daily positive activity interventions on recovery that were conducted online. More specifically, we investigated the effects daily positive affect and mindfulness during a work day on psychological detachment and detachment related self-efficacy among fulltime employees.
Design/Methodology: We used a randomized waiting control group design with pre-post-follow up questionnaires. All questionnaires were answered by an intervention (n = 48), and a control group with daily questionnaires (n = 52). The participants of the intervention group were asked to conduct one of three online exercises over 10 consecutive working days. Employees could choose between an audio-guided positive work-reflection, exercise of gratitude or positive mind journey.
Results: Data were analyzed with ANCOVAs with repeated measures and post-hoc analyses (MANCOVAs and pairwise comparison). Results showed an improvement of psychological detachment and detachment-related self-efficacy in the intervention compared to the control group. The need for recovery moderated the effect of underlying mechanisms.
Limitations: Since this study focused on full-time employees in general, results may not apply to specific populations.
Research/Practical Implications Findings indicate that short daily positive activity interventions foster recovery from work, that is psychological detachment and detachment-related self-efficacy as well as underlying mechanisms.
Originality/Value: Results reveal that full-time employees benefit from short online-interventions. Additionally, they should choose between intervention to ensure person-intervention fit.

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