Version of Record online: 26 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 34, Issue 1, pages 87–107, January 2013
How to Cite
Bakker, A. B., Demerouti, E., Oerlemans, W. and Sonnentag, S. (2013), Workaholism and daily recovery: A day reconstruction study of leisure activities. J. Organiz. Behav., 34: 87–107. doi: 10.1002/job.1796
- Issue online: 17 DEC 2012
- Version of Record online: 26 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 26 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 OCT 2009
- day reconstruction method;
This study among 85 individuals used a day reconstruction approach to examine whether workaholism moderates the relationship between daily activities during non-work time and daily well-being in the evening (evening happiness, momentary vigor before bedtime, and momentary recovery before bedtime). Specifically, it was hypothesized that daily work-related activities during the evening have a stronger negative relationship with daily well-being for employees high (versus low) in workaholism and that daily physical and social activities have a stronger positive relationship with well-being for employees high (versus low) in workaholism. The results of multilevel analyses largely supported the hypotheses for daily physical and work-related activities but not for social activities during non-work time. These findings imply that organizations should not encourage their employees and particularly those who score high on workaholism to work during non-work time and instead promote physical exercise. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.