Article first published online: 23 AUG 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 276–295, February 2012
How to Cite
Demerouti, E., Bakker, A. B., Sonnentag, S. and Fullagar, C. J. (2012), Work-related flow and energy at work and at home: A study on the role of daily recovery. J. Organiz. Behav., 33: 276–295. doi: 10.1002/job.760
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 16 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 28 APR 2010
- daily diary;
- flow at work;
- psychological detachment;
In this diary study, we aimed to examine the moderating effects of the following: (i) recovery efforts at work and (ii) detachment from work on the relationship between work-related flow and energy after work. Specifically, we hypothesized that flow would be beneficial for energy after work when employees failed (versus managed) to recover during work breaks. Additionally, we predicted that when employees experience flow at work, they would be more vigorous (and less exhausted) at the end of the day when they detached from work in the evening compared with days when they failed to detach. The study tracked 83 participants who completed daily surveys over four consecutive days. Results of multilevel analyses indicated that some characteristics of flow, such as absorption and enjoyment, were significantly associated with energy after work. Recovery at work and detachment from work moderated the relationship between flow (specifically the enjoyment component) and after-work energy. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.