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  • Control over work-life boundaries creates crucial buffer to manage after-hours work stress

    Photo collage of labor and employment relations professors YoungAh Park and Yihao Liu, and graduate student Lucille Headrick.

    Workers with greater boundary control over their work and personal lives were better at creating a stress buffer to prevent them from falling into a negative rumination trap, says a new study co-written by a trio of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign experts who study occupational stress and employee well-being. From left, labor and employment relations professors YoungAh Park and Yihao Liu, and graduate student Lucille Headrick.

    Photos and photo collage by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact YoungAh Park, call 217-265-5126; email yapark15@illinois.edu.

    To contact Yihao Liu, call 217-300-6135; email yihaoliu@illinois.edu.

    The paper “When work is wanted after hours: Testing weekly stress of information communication technology demands using boundary theory” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1002/job.2461