A1 Journal article (refereed)
Psychological Detachment as a Mediator Between Successive Days' Job Stress and Negative Affect of Teachers (2022)

Aulén, A.-M., Pakarinen, E., Feldt, T., Tolvanen, A., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2022). Psychological Detachment as a Mediator Between Successive Days' Job Stress and Negative Affect of Teachers. Frontiers in Education, 7, Article 903606. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2022.903606

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All authors or editors: Aulén, Anna-Mari; Pakarinen, Eija; Feldt, Taru; Tolvanen, Asko; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or series: Frontiers in Education

eISSN: 2504-284X

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 21/06/2022

Volume: 7

Article number: 903606

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2022.903606

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82163


The study investigated the mediating role of teachers' psychological detachment between successive days' job stress and negative affect. Fifty-seven Finnish teachers answered to a mobile diary four times a day on two successive workdays assessing their negative affect, three times a day assessing their job stress and once a day after work assessing their psychological detachment from work. Two-level modeling on both the between individual level and within day level was used to test the mediational model. The data supported the mediational model where teachers' job stress hinders their psychological detachment, which again increases their negative affect and job stress on the subsequent day. On the basis of our results teachers' occupational health interventions intended to reduce their job stress and support their psychological detachment from work are desirable. In addition, robust work-home segmentation norms within schools are suggested to support teachers' psychological detachment from work.

Keywords: teachers; stress (biological phenomena); effects (results); psychological effects; work burden; work; managing; well-being at work; stress management; recovery (return); diaries; multilevel analysis

Free keywords: teacher; psychological detachment; job stress; negative affect; diary study; multilevel modeling

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Reporting Year: 2022

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