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Vacation time and worker health



Authors Citation
de Bloom J, Kompier M, Geurts S, de Weerth C, Taris T, Sonnentag S

TITLE: Do we recover from vacation? Meta-analysis of vacation effects on health and well-being

JOURNAL: J Occup Health. 2009;51(1):13-25

de Bloom J, Geurts SA, Kompier MA

TITLE: Effects of short vacations, vacation activities and experiences on employee health and well-being

JOURNAL: Stress Health. 2012 Oct;28(4):305-18

de Bloom J, Geurts SA, Sonnentag S, Taris T, de Weerth C, Kompier MA

TITLE: How does a vacation from work affect employee health and well-being?

JOURNAL: Psychol Health. 2011 Dec;26(12):1606-22

de Bloom J, Radstaak M, Geurts S

TITLE: Vacation effects on behaviour, cognition and emotions of compulsive and non-compulsive workers: do obsessive workers go 'cold turkey'?

JOURNAL: Stress Health. 2014 Aug;30(3):232-43

Fritz C, Sonnentag S 

TITLE: Recovery, well-being, and performance-related outcomes: the role of workload and vacation experiences

JOURNAL: J Appl Psychol. 2006 Jul;91(4):936-45

Gump BB, Matthews KA

TITLE: Are vacations good for your health? The 9-year mortality experience after the multiple risk factor intervention trial

JOURNAL:Psychosom Med. 2000 Sep-Oct;62(5):608-12

Kuhnel J, Sonnetag S

TITLE: How long do you benefit from vacation? A closer look at the fade-out of vacation effects

JOURNAL: J. Organiz. Behav. 2011; 32, 125–143

Strauss-Blasche G, Ekmekcioglu C, Marktl W

TITLE: Does vacation enable recuperation? Changes in well-being associated with time away from work

JOURNAL: Occup Med (Lond). 2000 Apr;50(3):167-72

Strauss-Blasche G1, Reithofer B, Schobersberger W, Ekmekcioglu C, Marktl W

TITLE: Effect of vacation on health: moderating factors of vacation outcome

JOURNAL: J Travel Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;12(2):94-101

Tarumi K, Hagihara A, Morimoto K

TITLE: An investigation into the effects of vacations on the health status in male white-collar workers

JOURNAL: Environ Health Prev Med. 1998 Apr;3(1):23-30


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