Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Patrick D. Converse
The present study utilized a person-centered approach to examine the individual differences in the after-hours recovery process and begin to elucidate the differential influence of boundary management variables (i.e., segmentation preference, segmentation supplies, and boundary control), on variables that are important to the after-hours recovery process (i.e., after-hours work, recovery experiences, and recovery outcomes). Previous research has shown conflicting results regarding the negative influence of working during non-work hours on recovering from work, as well as inconsistencies concerning the boundary management variables that moderate this relationship. The person-centered analysis revealed that quantitatively distinct subpopulations or profiles, made up of different combinations of key boundary management variables do exist, and these profiles exhibit different levels of after-hours work, recovery experiences, and recovery outcomes. The current study provides initial support for the use of a person-centered approach to better understand the nuances in the after-hours recovery process across subpopulations. Future directions for research as well as both theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Michels, Alyssa, "Drawing the Line: Exploring the After-work Recovery Process Using a Latent Profile Analysis" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 1336.