Workplace Incivility & Insomnia

Our results support the spillover effect, suggesting that experienced incivility is linked to employee insomnia symptoms through rumination. However, the crossover effect was only found among work-linked couples.

Charlotte Fritz, Young Ah Park, & Brittnie R. Shepherd

Employees who experienced workplace incivility ruminated about it after work, which was linked to insomnia. If the employee’s spouse worked at the same place or in the same occupation, there was some spill-over effect.

Read Workplace Incivility Ruins my Sleep and Yours: the Costs of Being in a Work-Linked Relationship in Occupational Health Science.

About the Author

Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Dr. Butina, who hosts the Department 12 Podcast, is an industrial-organizational psychologist with interests in training, leadership development, talent management, and positive psychology in the workplace.

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