Sabbatical Leave

Who Gains and How Much?

Oranit B. Davidson, Dov Eden, Mina Westman, Yochi Cohen-Charash, Leslie Hammer, Avraham N. Kluger, Moshe Krausz, Christina Maslach, Michael O'Driscoll, Pamela L. Perrewé, James Campbell Quick, Zehava Rosenblatt, Paul E. Spector

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)953-964
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Conservation of resources theory
  • Respite
  • Sabbatical
  • Stress
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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Davidson, O. B., Eden, D., Westman, M., Cohen-Charash, Y., Hammer, L., Kluger, A. N., ... Spector, P. E. (2010). Sabbatical Leave: Who Gains and How Much? Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(5), 953-964. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0020068

Sabbatical Leave : Who Gains and How Much? / Davidson, Oranit B.; Eden, Dov; Westman, Mina; Cohen-Charash, Yochi; Hammer, Leslie; Kluger, Avraham N.; Krausz, Moshe; Maslach, Christina; O'Driscoll, Michael; Perrewé, Pamela L.; Quick, James Campbell; Rosenblatt, Zehava; Spector, Paul E.

In: Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 95, No. 5, 09.2010, p. 953-964.

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Davidson, OB, Eden, D, Westman, M, Cohen-Charash, Y, Hammer, L, Kluger, AN, Krausz, M, Maslach, C, O'Driscoll, M, Perrewé, PL, Quick, JC, Rosenblatt, Z & Spector, PE 2010, 'Sabbatical Leave: Who Gains and How Much?', Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 95, no. 5, pp. 953-964. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0020068
Davidson OB, Eden D, Westman M, Cohen-Charash Y, Hammer L, Kluger AN et al. Sabbatical Leave: Who Gains and How Much? Journal of Applied Psychology. 2010 Sep;95(5):953-964. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0020068
Davidson, Oranit B. ; Eden, Dov ; Westman, Mina ; Cohen-Charash, Yochi ; Hammer, Leslie ; Kluger, Avraham N. ; Krausz, Moshe ; Maslach, Christina ; O'Driscoll, Michael ; Perrewé, Pamela L. ; Quick, James Campbell ; Rosenblatt, Zehava ; Spector, Paul E. / Sabbatical Leave : Who Gains and How Much?. In: Journal of Applied Psychology. 2010 ; Vol. 95, No. 5. pp. 953-964.
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