The positive effects of health behaviors on job performance have been reported. Specifically, there is evidence to suggest that getting adequate quantity and quality sleep, staying physically active, and following a nutritious diet, are linked to enhanced functioning and work-related outcomes. Although some studies have examined the role of energy in relation to health behaviors and performance, research looking at energy as an underlying mechanism in the health behaviors – performance link is both scarce and fragmented. The present study examines the role of energy as a potential mediator, devoting particular attention to its emotional, mental, and physical component. Using daily diary method, data of 72 study participants were collected and proposed direct and indirect effects were examined. The results of several multilevel path analyses provide support for significant fixed effects of the health behaviors under study on three-dimensional energy and performance. Overall, the extent to which individuals generally incorporate healthy lifestyle practices was found to be important in terms of higher energy levels and greater task and contextual performance. Study implications, limitations, and future research directions are discussed.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Sciences
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Steigerwald, Nina, "Killing Two Birds with One Stone: An Examination of the Role of Three-dimensional Energy in the Relationship Between Health Behaviors and Job Performance." (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1441.