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How Do Coworkers Aid in Coping with Emotional Exhaustion? An Experience Sampling Method Approach

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School of Economics, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 102488, China
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School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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School of Economics and Management, Beijing Polytechnic, Beijing 100176, China
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Department of Construction Management, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650500, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(16), 2919; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16162919
Received: 14 July 2019 / Revised: 30 July 2019 / Accepted: 13 August 2019 / Published: 14 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Trends in Mental Health Research in Asia Pacific Region)
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Abstract

The present study emphasizes the indirect influences of coworker helping behavior on emotional exhaustion through psychological availability and the moderating role of perceived task demands on a daily basis. Using a two-wave experience sampling method with data collected via mobile phones, we collected 345 matched data from 69 samples over five consecutive days in mainland China. We developed a moderated mediation model to test our conceptual model, with the following significant results: (1) Daily coworker helping behavior decreased employee emotional exhaustion; (2) daily psychological availability mediated the influence of coworker helping behavior on employee emotional exhaustion; (3) through psychological availability, perceived task demands moderated the indirect influence of daily coworker helping behavior on emotional exhaustion. The indirect influence of daily coworker helping behavior only emerged with a low perception of job demands. This research explores the mechanism and boundary conditions of the relationship between daily coworker helping behavior and employee emotional exhaustion with the job demands-resources model framework. In practice, leaders should adopt beneficial interventions to enhance team cohesion, to facilitate team members’ helping behavior, and to manage task demands. View Full-Text
Keywords: coworker helping behavior; psychological availability; emotional exhaustion; task demands; experience sampling method coworker helping behavior; psychological availability; emotional exhaustion; task demands; experience sampling method
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Xiu, J.; Zhang, Z.; Li, Z.; Zheng, J. How Do Coworkers Aid in Coping with Emotional Exhaustion? An Experience Sampling Method Approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2919.

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