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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 1096-1110.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.01096

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The employees’ sleep quality: A perspective of organizational behavior

LIN Mengdi1,YE Maolin1(),PENG Jian2,YIN Kui3,WANG Zhen4   

  1. 1 School of Management, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
    2 School of Business Administration, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
    3 Donlinks School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
    4 Business School, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2017-02-20 Online:2018-06-15 Published:2018-04-28
  • Contact: Maolin YE
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Sleep, as an important physiological process for human to recover and store physical strength and energy, has attracted extensive attention in the field of organizational behavior in recent years and become a popular research topic. Sleep quality is a complex concept that includes both quantitative components related to sleep and individual subjective evaluations of sleep. To date, researchers have found that individual characteristics (age, family and affective traits) and job characteristics (job demands, control and support) can effectively predict sleep quality, which in turn affects work safety, physical and mental health, attitude, job performance and ethical behavior. Ego depletion theory is the core theoretical mechanism to explain how sleep affects work attitude and behavior. Future studies could focus on the following aspects: from the interaction perspective between human and environments to explore the influencing factors of employee’ sleep, from the perspective of recovery experience to explore the boundary conditions of how sleep affects the work, and compare the differential effects of sleep quality and quantity.

Key words: sleep quality, organizational behavior, mental health of employee, ego depletion

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