Personal and social resources in coping with long hours of the Chinese work condition: The dual roles of detachment and social motivation

Luo Lu, Chun Yi Chou, Cary L Cooper

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Abstract

The present study investigated lasting effects of long working hours on well-being and job performance through lack of detachment in the “long working hours” and “always on” Chinese work context. Adopting the conservation of resources (COR) perspective regarding compensation of resources, we incorporated individual-level cultural resources, individual- and social-oriented achievement motivations, as moderators in the recovery process. The integrated moderated mediation model was tested with data from 323 employees in Taiwan, and all the variables were measured twice in the interval of 6 months. Our results revealed that detachment mediated the effects of long working hours on well-being and performance over 6 months. We also found that social-oriented (but not individual-oriented) motivation buffered the noxious impact of lacking detachment on job performance (but not well-being). Theoretical and managerial implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1606-1640
Number of pages35
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume33
Issue number8
Early online date13 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • COR
  • detachment
  • individual/social-oriented achievement motivation
  • work outcomes
  • working hours

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