ERIC Number: EJ931628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Sabbatical Leave: Who Gains and How Much?
Davidson, Oranit B.; Eden, Dov; Westman, Mina; Cohen-Charash, Yochi; Hammer, Leslie B.; Kluger, Avraham N.; Krausz, Moshe; Maslach, Christina; O'Driscoll, Michael; Perrewe, Pamela L.; Quick, James Campbell; Rosenblatt, Zehava; Spector, Paul E.
Journal of Applied Psychology, v95 n5 p953-964 Sep 2010
A rigorous quasi-experiment tested the ameliorative effects of a sabbatical leave, a special case of respite from routine work. We hypothesized that (a) respite increases resource level and well-being and (b) individual differences and respite features moderate respite effects. A sample of 129 faculty members on sabbatical and 129 matched controls completed measures of resource gain, resource loss, and well-being before, during, and after the sabbatical. Among the sabbatees, resource loss declined and resource gain and well-being rose during the sabbatical. The comparison group showed no change. Moderation analysis revealed that those who reported higher respite self-efficacy and greater control, were more detached, had a more positive sabbatical experience, and spent their sabbatical outside their home country enjoyed more enhanced well-being than others. (Contains 1 footnote and 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sabbatical Leaves, Quasiexperimental Design, Hypothesis Testing, Control Groups, Matched Groups, Pretests Posttests, Well Being, Human Resources, College Faculty, Industrial Psychology, Quality of Working Life, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; New Zealand; United States