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Can learning off work facilitate recovery and resilience from work stress? Two quasi-experiments
Keywords: Learning, Recovery, Work-Life Balance
Abstract: We designed and conducted two quasi-experiments with experience sampling measures to examine whether off-work learning activities may facilitate recovery and resilience from work stress. Based on theory that identify learning experience (learning something new and different from work) as an important aspect of recovery from work stress, our role enrichment perspective challenges the traditional conflict view in the work-school interface literature with an emphasis on fully-employed professionals.