Psychological detachment from work during off-job time: Predictive role of work and non-work factors in Japanese employees

Akihito Shimazu, Jan De Jonge, Kazumi Kubota, Norito Kawakami

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Abstract

Psychological detachment from work, an off-job experience of "switching off" mentally, seems to be crucial for promoting employee's well-being. Previous studies on predictors of psychological detachment mainly focused on job-related factors, and only a few studies focused on family-related and personal factors. This study focuses not only on job-related factors (job demands, job control, workplace support) but also on family-related (family/friend support) and personal factors (workaholism), and examines the relation of these three factors with psychological detachment. Data of 2,520 Japanese employees was randomly split into two groups and then analyzed using cross-validation. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that family/friend support had a positive association with psychological detachment, whereas a subscale of workaholism (i.e. working compulsively) had negative associations with it across the two groups. Results suggest that family/friend support would facilitate psychological detachment whereas workaholism would inhibit it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial Health
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Japanese employees
  • Psychological detachment
  • Recovery experiences
  • Social support
  • Workaholism

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Medicine(all)

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Psychological detachment from work during off-job time : Predictive role of work and non-work factors in Japanese employees. / Shimazu, Akihito; De Jonge, Jan; Kubota, Kazumi; Kawakami, Norito.

In: Industrial Health, Vol. 52, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 141-146.

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