Make it your Break! Benefits of Person-Break Fit for Post-Break Affect

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Make it your Break! Benefits of Person-Break Fit for Post-Break Affect. / Venz, Laura; Bosch, Christine; Pinck, Anna Sophia; Sonnentag, Sabine.

In: Occupational Health Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 167-186.

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title = "Make it your Break! Benefits of Person-Break Fit for Post-Break Affect",
abstract = "In this study, we examined lunch breaks from a person-environment fit perspective and hypothesized that employees who perceive high general person-break fit report lower negative and higher positive post-break affect than employees with low person-break fit. Further, we hypothesized that lunch break autonomy positively predicts perceived person-break fit and that chronic exhaustion moderates the relationship between person-break fit and post-break affect, such that the relationship is stronger when chronic exhaustion is high. Data from 227 participants surveyed at two measurement points showed that person-break fit was negatively related to post-break negative affect, with this relationship being stronger for participants experiencing high chronic exhaustion. Person-break fit was only positively associated with post-break positive affect for employees low on exhaustion. Break autonomy positively predicted employees{\textquoteright} perception of person-break fit. This study contributes to literature on well-being at work by highlighting the importance of fit between an employee{\textquoteright}s general break-related needs and his or her actual breaks.",
keywords = "Health sciences, Lunch break, Fit, Affect, Autonomy, Exhaustion",
author = "Laura Venz and Christine Bosch and Pinck, {Anna Sophia} and Sabine Sonnentag",
year = "2019",
month = jun,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s41542-019-00036-2",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "167--186",
journal = "Occupational Health Science",
issn = "2367-0142",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "2",

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AU - Venz, Laura

AU - Bosch, Christine

AU - Pinck, Anna Sophia

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N2 - In this study, we examined lunch breaks from a person-environment fit perspective and hypothesized that employees who perceive high general person-break fit report lower negative and higher positive post-break affect than employees with low person-break fit. Further, we hypothesized that lunch break autonomy positively predicts perceived person-break fit and that chronic exhaustion moderates the relationship between person-break fit and post-break affect, such that the relationship is stronger when chronic exhaustion is high. Data from 227 participants surveyed at two measurement points showed that person-break fit was negatively related to post-break negative affect, with this relationship being stronger for participants experiencing high chronic exhaustion. Person-break fit was only positively associated with post-break positive affect for employees low on exhaustion. Break autonomy positively predicted employees’ perception of person-break fit. This study contributes to literature on well-being at work by highlighting the importance of fit between an employee’s general break-related needs and his or her actual breaks.

AB - In this study, we examined lunch breaks from a person-environment fit perspective and hypothesized that employees who perceive high general person-break fit report lower negative and higher positive post-break affect than employees with low person-break fit. Further, we hypothesized that lunch break autonomy positively predicts perceived person-break fit and that chronic exhaustion moderates the relationship between person-break fit and post-break affect, such that the relationship is stronger when chronic exhaustion is high. Data from 227 participants surveyed at two measurement points showed that person-break fit was negatively related to post-break negative affect, with this relationship being stronger for participants experiencing high chronic exhaustion. Person-break fit was only positively associated with post-break positive affect for employees low on exhaustion. Break autonomy positively predicted employees’ perception of person-break fit. This study contributes to literature on well-being at work by highlighting the importance of fit between an employee’s general break-related needs and his or her actual breaks.

KW - Health sciences

KW - Lunch break

KW - Fit

KW - Affect

KW - Autonomy

KW - Exhaustion

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DO - 10.1007/s41542-019-00036-2

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JO - Occupational Health Science

JF - Occupational Health Science

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