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Take Better Breaks: Relationships between Microbreaks and Fatigue

Kerpez, Kate and Petersen, Nicole (2017) Take Better Breaks: Relationships between Microbreaks and Fatigue. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

Employee fatigue has a detrimental impact on job performance, physical health and psychological distress. Work breaks are able to effectively reduce fatigue, but their efficacy depends on the type of activities employees engage in during the break (e.g., relaxation, nutrition intake, socialization or cognitive activity breaks). This study intends to examine the efficacy of different microbreak activities, or short, informal break activities, at reducing three types of fatigue (e.g., physical, mental, and emotional fatigue). These findings will provide new information about effective and ineffective types of breaks to take to reduce fatigue, which can be shared with employees to help build better break-taking practices.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Kate Kerpez
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 14:52
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/344

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