Cunningham, Christopher J. L.
O’Leary, Brian J.; Black, Kristen Jennings, 1991-
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The study was designed to examine patterns of personal energy expenditure and recovery, and how these patterns are associated with health and well-being. Data were collected via longitudinal, mixed method survey of a diverse sample of 121 working student and non-student adults. Measures included multiple existing tools, including: the Utrecht Work Engagement scale (UWES), Profile of Mood States (POMS), Recovery Experience Questionnaire (REQ), and items pulled from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ). A variety of analyses were used including repeated measures ANOVA and one-way ANOVA. Results included the identification of “in-sync” and “out-of-sync” patterns of energy levels and quality of recovery. Moreover, there was little difference in impact on health, well-being, and other work-related outcomes between in-sync and out-of-sync individuals. Interestingly, a within subject difference in evening stress was identified within in-sync and out-of-sync individuals.
I would like to express my gratitude to all that have supported me throughout my academic journey. First and foremost, I would like to thank my thesis chair, Dr. Chris Cunningham, for his unwavering support and enthusiasm. Thank you for providing invaluable expertise and editing with the sharpest mind and the kindest hand. You have been instrumental in shaping the future of my research, teaching, and service. I would also like to thank Drs. Kristen Black and Brian O’Leary for supporting this work and offering helpful guidance and insight throughout.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Industrial hygiene; Psychology, Industrial
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Vosika, Emma C., "Identifying personal energy and recovery patterns and their impact on well-being" (2023). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.