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The effect of problem-solving work reflection during nonwork time on employees, stress recovery: a daily study

Yu Wang, Ruizhi Wang


Employees are generally subjected to intense work demands in today’s increasingly competitive environment, and stress that
is not promptly addressed can have a direct impact on their psychological state and the following day’s work performance. Consequently,
managers are concerned with how employees release work-related stress after hours and replenish their psychological resources to face new
work challenges. It is unavoidable to still engage in work-related thinking activities during non-working hours, and the circumstances under
which such thinking is conducive to stress recovery are worthy of investigation. On the basis of the resource conservation theory, this study
aims to examine the eff ect of employees’ problem-solving work refl ection during non-work time on stress recovery.


stress recovery; problem-solving work refl ection; segmentation preference; experience sampling methodology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v6i11.6605