Daily moods, health routines and recovery among employees working in the retail and services sector : A diary study
Punna, M., Sihvonen, S., Aunola, K., & Rönkä, A. (2023). Daily moods, health routines and recovery among employees working in the retail and services sector : A diary study. International Journal of Social Welfare, 32(3), 278-290. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12564
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This study examined the quality and fluctuation of daily moods as well as health routines and means of recovery from work strain among employees (n = 38) working nonstandard, often unpredictable schedules in the retail and services sector in Finland. Data were collected via a background questionnaire and a one-week mobile diary. The results indicated that the daily moods of employees were relatively positive but varied greatly from day to day. Hectic working days, unpredictable changes in work schedules, and compounded responsibilities at home and work were reported as causes of daily strain stemming from work. In contrast, more sleep and exercise were positively associated with daily mood and, therefore, are likely to enhance recovery from work related strain. Additional activities employees reported as useful in recovering from work strain included low-effort leisure activities along with social activities with family and friends, as well as mastery experiences stemming from successful work experiences. ...
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Additional information about fundingThis research was supported by The Finnish Work Environment Fund (Grant Number 112313).
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