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Stress, Recovery and Health


Previous research has shown that job stress is related to poor well-being and to impaired health. Building on these earlier findings, we address three inter-related questions in our research:
(1)How do people recover from job stress?
How does health-related behavior impact the assocation between job stress and poor health?
(3)How do individuals manage the interface between work and non-work life?


Core Projects

Project rela-x: How do young employees recover from work?

Core Publications


Sonnentag, S., Binnewies, C., & Mojza, E.J. (2008). "Did you have a nice evening?" A day-level study on recovery experiences, sleep, and affect. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 674-684.
Sonnentag, S., & Jelden, S. (2009). Job stressors and the pursuit of sport activities: A day-level perspective. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14, 165-181.
Sonnentag, S, Binnewies, C., & Mojza, E.J. (2010). Staying well and engaged when demands are high: The role of psychological detachment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 965-976.


Dissertation Projects