Love won't tear us apart but work might: How job stressors relate to constructive and destructive reactions to one's romantic partner's negative behavior

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Unger D, Sonnentag S, Niessen C, Kuonath (née Neff) A
Journal: International Journal of Stress Management
Publisher: American Psychological Association Inc.
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 24
Pages range: 74-97
ISSN: 1072-5245


Abstract


This study investigates the associations between job stressors and accommodation (i.e., constructive and nondestructive reactions to negative behavior) in romantic relationships. We propose that situational constraints and workload negatively relate to self-regulatory resources that, in turn, are associated positively with constructive reactions and negatively with destructive reactions. To test our hypotheses, we surveyed 238 employees with online questionnaires twice on one workday. In general, results showed that job stressors were negatively associated with self-regulatory resources that, in turn, were associated with accommodation. In particular, situational constraints, but not workload, negatively related to self-regulatory resources. Self-regulatory resources were negatively associated with destructive reactions, but unrelated to constructive reactions. Self-regulatory resources mediated the indirect effect of job stressors on destructive reactions assessed with a scenario method. We discuss the importance of replenishing self-regulatory resources and suggest ways how to do so. (PsycINFO Database Record



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Niessen, Cornelia Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie im Arbeitsleben


External institutions with authors

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
Universität Mannheim


How to cite

APA:
Unger, D., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Kuonath (née Neff), A. (2016). Love won't tear us apart but work might: How job stressors relate to constructive and destructive reactions to one's romantic partner's negative behavior. International Journal of Stress Management, 24, 74-97. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/str0000034

MLA:
Unger, Dana, et al. "Love won't tear us apart but work might: How job stressors relate to constructive and destructive reactions to one's romantic partner's negative behavior." International Journal of Stress Management 24 (2016): 74-97.

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