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Keywords:

  • day reconstruction method;
  • diary;
  • happiness;
  • recovery;
  • vigor;
  • workaholism

Summary

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.