Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
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Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen

Workplaces can often be sources of stress, interfering with both job satisfaction and performance. This book explores ways to combat the factors contributing to an unhealthy workplace by building on the advances in positive psychology and organizational scholarship over the last 15 years.
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Chapter 6: Non-work time as individual resource building: a review and research agenda

Charlotte Fritz and Caitlin A. Demsky


This chapter focuses on ways in which time outside of work can help build personal resources that provide the capacity for employees to be engaged and productive at work. In reviewing past research we indicate that specific positive non-work experiences (e.g., psychological detachment and relaxation) and activities (e.g., exercise and sleep) seem to be especially relevant for well-being and performance capacity. Inconsistencies in findings may point to specific moderators or mediators in the examined processes. Based on our literature review we propose ideas for future research as well as for practical implications.

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