Daily Negative Work Events and Employees' Physiological and Psychological Reactions

Faculty/Professorship: Work and Organisational Psychology  
Author(s): Volmer, Judith  ; Fritsche, Andrea
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2016
Volume: 7
Issue: 1711
Pages: 10
is version of: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01711
Year of first publication: 2016
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
Scholars have accumulated an abundant amount of knowledge on the association between work stressors and employees' health and well-being. However, notions of the complex interplay of physiological and psychological components of stress reactions are still in their infancy. Building on the Allostatic Load (AL) model, the present study considers short-term within-person effects of negative work events (NWEs) on indicators of both physiological (i.e., salivary cortisol) and psychological distress responses (i.e., negative affect and emotional exhaustion). Multilevel findings from an experience sampling study with 83 healthcare professionals suggest that reported NWEs predict employees' psychological but not endocrine stress responses. Results contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of employees' daily response patterns to occupational stressors.
Keywords: allostatic load model, negative work events, cortisol activity, negative affect, emotional exhaustion
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/41484
Year of publication: 20. December 2016
Project: Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2012-2020
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