Long working hours and exhaustion: A test of rumination as a mediator among mobile-flexible employees in activity-based offices

Palabras clave: trabajo basado en la actividad, trabajo móvil-flexible, rumiación, agotamiento

Resumen

El presente estudio examina el efecto de la ampliación de las horas de trabajo sobre el agotamiento experimentado por la tarde en empleados móviles-flexibles que trabajan en oficinas de actividad flexible. En un estudio de diario de siete días, se anticipó que la rumiación diaria es un mediador, vinculado al agotamiento diario adicional en los individuos. En un cuestionario matutino, los empleados con flexibilidad de actividad completaron preguntas diarias sobre la relación entre las horas de trabajo prolongadas y el agotamiento. Treinta y tres empleados completaron preguntas diarias sobre la extensión de las horas de trabajo, la rumiación y el agotamiento. Los análisis multinivel de hasta 238 mediciones diarias revelaron que una extensión más intensa de las horas de trabajo predecía más rumiación, así como agotamiento. Tanto la prolongación de la jornada laboral como la rumiación predecían un mayor agotamiento. Una prueba de los efectos indirectos no mostró ninguna mediación desde la extensión de las horas de trabajo a través de la rumiación hasta el agotamiento. Cuando se diseñan modelos de trabajo móviles y flexibles, las horas extras son un riesgo. La prevención del agotamiento en el trabajo debería promover los procesos de recuperación, especialmente porque los nuevos modelos de trabajo pueden conducir a un aumento de la rumiación debido a una mayor responsabilidad personal de los empleados.

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2022-06-01
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Wütschert, M. S., Pereira, D., & Elfering, A. (2022). Long working hours and exhaustion: A test of rumination as a mediator among mobile-flexible employees in activity-based offices. Escritos De Psicología - Psychological Writings, 15(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.24310/espsiescpsi.v15i1.12876
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