Pain-contingent interruption and resumption of work goals: A within-day diary analysis
Okun, Morris A.
Mun, Chung Jung
Kim, Han Joe
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Daily pain-related attributions for and negative affective reactions to the non-pursuit of work goals and individual differences in chronic pain severity and stress were used to predict work goal resumption in a sample of 131 adults with chronic pain. Variables were assessed via questionnaires and a 21-day diary. On days when participants reported non-pursuit of work goals in the afternoon, increases in pain-related attributions for goal interruption were positively associated with higher negative affective reactions which, in turn, were associated with an increased likelihood of same-day work goal resumption. Stress amplified the relation between pain-related attributions and negative affective reactions, and chronic pain severity was positively related to work goal resumption.