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Validation of self-rated recovery items against morning salivary cortisol
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2009 (English)In: Validation and test of central concepts in positive work and organizational psychology: the second report from the Nordic project Positive factors at work / [ed] Marit Christensen, Köpenhamn: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2009, 1, , 6 p.54-59 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

To describe the associations between physiology and recovery, reliable methods to measure rest and recovery are needed. One of the most common methods to gain information on rest and recovery is to ask people to provide self-ratings in questionnaires. To determine whether the answers to such questions are associated with health, self-ratings can be evaluated with respect to established biomarkers of physiological functioning, such as cortisol. The findings show that self-ratings of rest and recovery are related to cortisol, particularly to morning cortisol, and that self-ratings provide important information on physiological recovery in terms of cortisol output.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2009, 1. , 6 p.54-59 p.
Series
Tema Nord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2009:564
Keyword [en]
recovery, self-ratings, cortisol
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-35450ISBN: 978-92-893-1919-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-35450DiVA: diva2:287382
Note

The complete study is reported in ׂ"Relationships between self-rating of recovery from work and morning salivary cortisol" (Gustafsson, Lindfors, Aronsson, & Lundberg, 2008).

Available from: 2010-01-18 Created: 2010-01-18 Last updated: 2014-11-18Bibliographically approved

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