Lunch Breaks Unpacked: The Role of Autonomy as a Moderator of Recovery during Lunch

  title={Lunch Breaks Unpacked: The Role of Autonomy as a Moderator of Recovery during Lunch},
  author={John P Trougakos and Ivona Hideg and B. Cheng and D. Beal},
  journal={Academy of Management Journal},
Work recovery research has focused mainly on how after-work break activities help employees replenish their resources and reduce fatigue. Given that employees spend a considerable amount of time at work, understanding how they can replenish their resources during the workday is critical. Drawing on ego depletion (Muraven & Baumeister, 2000) and self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985), we employed multi-source experience sampling methods to test the effects of a critical boundary condition… Expand

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