Recovery in occupational health psychology and human resource management research:An Interview with Prof. Sabine Sonnentag and Prof. Ute Stephan


While academic research on recovery was rather segregated between occupational health psychology and management research at the beginning of the 20s century and streams of research developed independently, recent developments hint at a closing divide and better integration of recovery research across disciplines. This for example becomes evident in publications of researchers across the traditional outlets within both fields, as well as increasing close collaborations of researchers firmly rooted in one of the fields. In preparation of this special issue, the editors were interested in whether this development represents a convergence or even a true merging of research in these different disciplines. We therefore interviewed Prof. Sabine Sonnentag as expert from occupational health psychology research and Prof. Ute Stephan with expertise in management research. Both are excellent and world-famous researchers in their disciplines. We discussed the current state, the advances during the last years, and the future directions of recovery research in their respective fields. We also talked about their perspectives on integrative topics and about specific issues in both domains that might stimulate a new recovery management research agenda.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
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Uncontrolled Keywords: expert,human resource management,interview,psychology,recovery,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Publication ISSN: 2397-0030
Last Modified: 14 May 2024 07:23
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 14:45
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PURE Output Type: Comment/Debate
Published Date: 2021-05
Published Online Date: 2021-03-19
Accepted Date: 2021-03-19
Authors: Sonnentag, Sabine
Stephan, Ute (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4514-6057)
Wendsche, Johannes
de Bloom, Jessica
Syrek, Christine
Vahle-Hinz, Tim



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