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ERIC Number: EJ1146625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Creating a Recovery Filled Weekend: The Moderating Effect of Occupation Type on the Relationship between Non-Work Creative Activity and State of Feeling Recovered at Work
Eschleman, Kevin J.; Mathieu, Michael; Cooper, Jehangir
Creativity Research Journal, v29 n2 p97-107 2017
The activities workers engage in during their personal time are likely to influence whether workers return to work feeling reenergized, refreshed, and fully rested. Two longitudinal studies were conducted to examine the importance of nonwork creative activity during the weekend on workers' state of feeling recovered at work on Monday. Job titles were coded using the Occupation Information Network (O*NET) to gain an objective indicator of each worker's occupational requirements for creativity. As expected, the occupational requirements for creativity moderated the relationship between nonwork creative activity during the weekend and state of feeling recovered at work on Monday. Specifically, workers with low occupational requirements for creativity (e.g., cashier, security guard, nuclear equipment technician) are likely to benefit from nonwork creative activities, whereas workers with high occupational requirements for creativity (e.g., interior designer, architect) are not likely to benefit from nonwork creative activities. These results have important implications regarding the development of organizational efforts to educate workers about the benefits of nonwork creative activities.
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Language: English
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