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Zeigarnik’s sleepless nights: How unfinished tasks at the end of the week impair employee sleep on the weekend through rumination

Available Online http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ocp/22/2/225/
Publication Date April 2017
Author Christine J. Syrek, Oliver Weigelt, Corinna Peifer, and Conny H. Antoni
Source Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study examines the relationship between rumination and sleep impairment. Two forms of rumination, affective rumination and problem-solving pondering, are examined in light of the relationship between stress and sleep. Using a sample of 59 employees, results suggest that affective rumination mediates the relationship between unfinished tasks and sleep. Results also suggest a significant relationship between problem-solving pondering and sleep impairment, as well as a significant relationship between the accumulation of unfinished tasks and increased weekend sleep impairment.

Keywords Rumination, sleep impairment, affective rumination, stress, tasks,
Reference

Syrek, C. J., Weigelt, O., Peifer, C., & Antoni, C. H. (2017). Zeigarnik’s sleepless nights: How unfinished tasks at the end of the week impair employee sleep on the weekend through rumination. Journal of occupational health psychology, 22(2), 225-238.

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