Traditionally, detachment (also known as “psychological detachment”) has been examined through the lens of industrial and organizational psychology and occupational health psychology. The term was introduced by Etzion et al. (1998) and is most commonly measured with a subscale of the recovery experience questionnaire (Sonnentag and Fritz 2007). Detachment is commonly thought of as a recovery experience, which refers to experiences that allow for recuperation from job stress. Recovery experiences can occur during various time windows, including short breaks during work (i.e., microbreaks, see...
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