Scientific Publications

I. Sleep processes and self-regulation

Rivkin, W., Diestel, S., Stollberger, J., & Sacramento, C. (conditionally accepted). The Role of Regulatory-, Affective-, and Motivational Resources in the adverse Spillover of Sleep in the Home Domain to Employee Effectiveness in the Work Domain. Human Relations. To the original paper.

Kühnel, J., Diestel, S., & Melchers, K. G. (2020). An ambulatory diary study of mobile device use, sleep, and positive mood. International Journal of Stress Management, 28(1), 32–45.

Diestel, S., Rivkin, W., & Schmidt, K. H. (2015). Sleep quality and self‑control capacity as protective resources in the daily emotional labor process: Results from two diary studies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 809-827.


II. emotion work and self-control at work

Diestel, S., Schmidt, K.-H. (2020). Willentliche Selbstkontrolle als kultureller Anpassungsmechanismus. In: Ringeisen T., Genkova P., & Leong F.T.L. (Eds.) Handbuch Stress und Kultur. Springer, Wiesbaden.

Rivkin, W., Diestel, S., & Schmidt, K. H. (2018). Which Daily Experiences Can Foster Well-Being at Work? A Diary Study on the Interplay Between Flow Experiences, Affective Commitment, and Self-Control Demands. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), 99-111.

Externbrink, K., Diestel, S., & Krings, M. (2019). When Do Those High in Trait Self-Control Suffer From Strain? The Interplay of Trait Self‑Control and Multiple Stressors. Journal of Personnel Psychology 18, 23-33.

Schmidt, K. H., & Diestel, S. (2015). Self-Control Demands: From Basic Research to Job-Related Applications. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 14, 49-60.

Diestel, S., & Schmidt, K.-H. (2011). Costs of simultaneous coping with emotional dissonance and self-control demands at work: Results from two German samples. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(3), 643–653.


III. Burnout

Diestel, S., Cosmar, M., & Schmidt, K.-H. (2013). Burnout and impaired cognitive functioning: The role of executive control in the performance of cognitive tasks. Work & Stress, 27(2), 164-180.

Diestel, S., & Schmidt, K.-H. (2010). Direct and interaction effects among the dimensions of the Maslach Burnout Inventory: Results from two German longitudinal samples. International Journal of Stress Management, 17(2), 159-180.


IV. stress management and psychological resilience

Diestel, S. (2021). Building Psychological Resources and Resilience after Failure at Work: A Self-Regulatory Perspective on Recovery and Personality Development in the Face of Setback Experiences, Todt, G., Backmann, J. & Weiss, M. (Eds.) Work Life After Failure?: How Employees Bounce Back, Learn, and Recover from Work-Related Setbacks, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 21-39.

Schmidt, K. H., Beck, R., Rivkin, W., & Diestel, S. (2016). Self-control demands at work and psychological strain: The moderating role of physical fitness. International Journal of Stress Management. 23(3), 255–275.f


V. Personality and motivation

Hohnemann, C., Schweig, S., Diestel, S., & Peifer, C. (2022). How Feedback Shapes Flow Experience in Cognitive Tasks: The Role of Locus of Control and Conscientiousness. Personality and Individual Differences, Advanced Online Publication.

Digutsch, J., & Diestel, S. (2021). How achievement motive enactment shapes daily flow experience and work engagement: The interplay of personality systems. Motivation and Emotion, 1-17.


VI. occupational health management

Vortrag: Einflüsse der Corona-Pandemie auf Arbeitserleben und -verhalten

Informationsbroschüre: Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement und Wertschöpfungsprozesse in Unternehmen


VII. Further work

Willentliche Selbstkontrolle als kultureller Anpassungsmechanismus



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