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The Impact of Morning Recovery on Task and Contextual Performance: The Addition of an Objective Measure of Performance

Steele, A.R.ORCID: 0000-0001-5045-9520, Wood, E. and Morrison, D. (2010) The Impact of Morning Recovery on Task and Contextual Performance: The Addition of an Objective Measure of Performance. In: 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) 2010, 11 - 16 July 2010, Melbourne, VIC

Abstract

This study examined the utility of morning recovery as a predictor of self-reported task performance, contextual performance and perceived workload, and sought to advance the literature on recovery and performance through the introduction of an objective measure of task performance. Twenty four university students completed a general survey at the commencement of their participation within the study, and then two daily surveys and a cognitive task over the course of one week. Hierarchical linear modeling showed recovery to be positively related to personal initiative above the contribution of person-level and day-level control variables. The hypothesized relationships between recovery and measures of task performance failed to be supported. These findings suggest that feeling recovered in the mornings is not only a pleasurable experience for the individual but may have repercussions for some aspects of work-related task and contextual performance throughout that day.

Item Type: Conference Paper
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55469
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