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J Appl Psychol. 2010 Sep;95(5):953-64. doi: 10.1037/a0020068.

Sabbatical leave: who gains and how much?

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Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. odavidson@pac.ac.il

Abstract

A rigorous quasi-experiment tested the ameliorative effects of a sabbatical leave, a special case of respite from routine work. We hypothesized that (a) respite increases resource level and well-being and (b) individual differences and respite features moderate respite effects. A sample of 129 faculty members on sabbatical and 129 matched controls completed measures of resource gain, resource loss, and well-being before, during, and after the sabbatical. Among the sabbatees, resource loss declined and resource gain and well-being rose during the sabbatical. The comparison group showed no change. Moderation analysis revealed that those who reported higher respite self-efficacy and greater control, were more detached, had a more positive sabbatical experience, and spent their sabbatical outside their home country enjoyed more enhanced well-being than others.

PMID:
20718526
DOI:
10.1037/a0020068
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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