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An Experimental Field-Study on Active and Passive Work Breaks in a Stressful Work Environment

  • Work breaks are known to have positive effects on employees’ health, performance, and safety. However, prior research has focused mainly on their timing, duration, and frequency but less on break activities. Moreover, most studies examined work breaks in rather repetitive and physical demanding work. Thus, we conducted an experimental field study with a sample of employees’ working in a stressful and cognitive demanding working environment and examined how different types of work breaks (boxing, deep relaxation, and usual breaks) affect participants’ mood, cognitive performance, and neuro-physiological state.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:André Scholz, Argang Ghadiri, Usha Singh, Johannes Wendsche, Theo Peters, Stefan Schneider
Parent Title (English):Ferrauti, Platen, et al. (Eds.): 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), 5th - 8th July 2017, MetropolisRuhr, Germany. Book of Abstracts
First Page:500
Publisher:Westdeutscher Universitaetsverlag
Place of publication:Bochum
Publication year:2017
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 331 Arbeitsökonomie
Entry in this database:2018/05/04