You are invited to take part in an experience sampling study that examines employee energy and recovery strategies, during and after working, and how these strategies support motivation and well-being.

What are your strategies for coping with the daily grind? Do you take regular breaks or power through your workday? What about after work, how do you relax or unwind? Or do you find that work creeps into your leisure time? And finally, are these strategies worth your time? This experience sampling study aims to address these questions.

Experience sampling is a novel research method, whereby we ask you very brief questions regularly over the course of one work day, so you can tell us how it really is, as you are experiencing your work and leisure. By doing this, we aim to identify and understand the moment-to-moment factors that may impact your choices and experiences.


  • Adults (i.e., over 18 years of age);
  • Employed in one job, at one company or organisation;
  • Employed on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis (i.e., at least 10 hours per week or more);
  • Work primarily during the day on a relatively standard ~9am-5pm schedule (i.e. no night shift workers) - it is ok if your work hours are slightly earlier or later or slightly longer or shorter (e.g., 7am-3pm or 8am-4pm), as long as you have a workday that is at least 7 hours long;
  • Live in Australia, within any Australian time zone; and
  • Can easily access the internet and complete brief surveys during work and leisure time (i.e., on a computer or mobile device).

Participant benefits 

As thank you for participating, you will be offered the following opportunities, but you can choose to opt in or out of these as you like:

  • You will be offered a feedback report from the research team on your energy and recovery strategies as revealed through your participation in the study. This report will also include some evidence-based strategies to help improve energy and well-being on a daily basis.
  • For every survey that you complete you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three $200 gift cards. The winners of the gift cards will be drawn upon completion of the study, and notified via their nominated contact details provided

Register your interest

To register your interest please visit the link below. 

Register your interest

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No.2020/HE001262].