Ongoing research projects
The objective of this study is to examine work stress recovery emphasizing long-term consequences and within-day work recovery interventions. From the long-term perspective, the main aim is to examine whether a) poor recovery from job demands (during workdays, evenings, weekends, vacations) and b) poor recovery processes (related to psychological processes and free-time activities) have negative long-term outcomes for well-being, health and job performance.
From the within-day recovery and intervention perspective, our aim is to study whether within-day lunch breaks including a relaxation session or a walk in a park have more favorable outcomes for a) well-being and job performance, and b) psychological recovery processes, compared to lunch breaks spent the usual way. The project was financed by the Academy of Finland (2012–2016) and it continues by analyzing the existing datasets.
Professor Ulla Kinnunen, principal investigator, e-mail: Ulla.Kinnunen@uta.fi
Professor Kalevi Korpela, principal investigator, e-mail: Kalevi.Korpela@uta.fi
Academy Research Fellow Jessica de Bloom, e-mail: Jessica.de.Bloom@uta.fi
Doctoral Student Marjaana Sianoja, e-mail: Marjaana.Sianoja@uta.fi
Professor Martti Tuomisto, e-mail: Martti.Tuomisto@uta.fi