Work-home interaction and psychological strain: The moderating role of sleep quality

Ana Sanz Vergel, E. Demerouti, Margarita Mayo, Bernardo Moreno

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Sleep has been considered crucial for recovery, but little is known about the
specific associations between the work–family interface and sleep quality.
Based on COR theory, the goal of this study is to examine the moderating role
of sleep quality on the relationship between work–home interaction (i.e. negative
work–home interaction, negative home–work interaction, positive work–
home interaction, and positive home–work interaction) and psychological
strain. A total of 273 ambulance workers from Spain participated in the study.
Multiple regression analyses revealed that sleep quality moderated the relationship between negative and positive home–work interaction and psychological strain. Findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-230
Number of pages20
JournalApplied Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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