Exhaustion refers to the feeling of ongoing loss of emotional, physical and cognitive resources. The present study draws on the Conservation of Resources Theory to examine the relationship between chronic exhaustion and negative emotional inertia among 206 employees (aged between 19 and 50 years; M = 21.03; SD = 2.98), in a naturalistic setting. To this purpose, we used a measurement burst design with two intensive bursts—spaced 1 month apart—by repeatedly sampling exhaustion and negative affect with 18 daily diaries (a morning and an evening assessment each day) per burst. After controlling for potential confounders, results showed that exhaustion at Burst 1 predicted negative emotional inertia at Burst 2, and not the other way around. These findings advance the knowledge on the relationship between exhaustion and negative emotional inertia by providing further insights on the likely direction of causality between study variables, that is from exhaustion to inertia (but not vice versa). Practical implication, limitations, and directions for future research are also discussed.

Emotional inertia emerges after prolonged states of exhaustion: Evidences from a measurement burst study / Alessandri, G.; De Longis, E.; Cepale, G.. - In: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION. - ISSN 0146-7239. - 45:4(2021), pp. 518-529. [10.1007/s11031-021-09884-4]

Emotional inertia emerges after prolonged states of exhaustion: Evidences from a measurement burst study

Alessandri G.;De Longis E.;Cepale G.
2021

Abstract

Exhaustion refers to the feeling of ongoing loss of emotional, physical and cognitive resources. The present study draws on the Conservation of Resources Theory to examine the relationship between chronic exhaustion and negative emotional inertia among 206 employees (aged between 19 and 50 years; M = 21.03; SD = 2.98), in a naturalistic setting. To this purpose, we used a measurement burst design with two intensive bursts—spaced 1 month apart—by repeatedly sampling exhaustion and negative affect with 18 daily diaries (a morning and an evening assessment each day) per burst. After controlling for potential confounders, results showed that exhaustion at Burst 1 predicted negative emotional inertia at Burst 2, and not the other way around. These findings advance the knowledge on the relationship between exhaustion and negative emotional inertia by providing further insights on the likely direction of causality between study variables, that is from exhaustion to inertia (but not vice versa). Practical implication, limitations, and directions for future research are also discussed.
2021
Emotion dynamics; Emotional exhaustion; Emotional inertia; Measurement burst design
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Emotional inertia emerges after prolonged states of exhaustion: Evidences from a measurement burst study / Alessandri, G.; De Longis, E.; Cepale, G.. - In: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION. - ISSN 0146-7239. - 45:4(2021), pp. 518-529. [10.1007/s11031-021-09884-4]
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