"Not another meeting!" Are meeting time demands related to employee well-being?

J Appl Psychol. 2006 Jan;91(1):83-96. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.91.1.83.


Using an interruptions framework, this article proposes and tests a set of hypotheses concerning the relationship of meeting time demands with job attitudes and well-being (JAWB). Two Internet surveys were administered to employees who worked 35 hr or more per week. Study 1 examined prescheduled meetings attended in a typical week (N=676), whereas Study 2 investigated prescheduled meetings attended during the current day (N=304). As proposed, the relationship between meeting time demands and JAWB was moderated by task interdependence, meeting experience quality, and accomplishment striving. However, results were somewhat dependent on the time frame of a study and the operational definition used for meeting time demands. Furthermore, perceived meeting effectiveness was found to have a strong, direct relationship with JAWB.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude
  • Burnout, Professional
  • Employment / psychology*
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Organizational Culture
  • Quality of Life*
  • Time Factors