Daily Negative Work Events and Employees' Physiological and Psychological Reactions

Faculty/Professorship: Work and Organisational Psychology  
Author(s): Volmer, Judith  ; Fritsche, Andrea
Title of the Journal: Frontiers in psychology
ISSN: 1664-1078
Corporate Body: Frontiers Research Foundation
Publisher Information: Lausanne
Year of publication: 2016
Volume: 7
Pages: 10
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01711
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
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/55866
Release Date: 10. October 2022
Project: Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2012-2020
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