By the term workaholics, Oates (1971) refers to people whose need to work has become so exaggerated that it may constitute a danger to their health, personal happiness, interpersonal relations, and social functioning. Since 1995, the number of publications on the topic of workaholism appears to be increasing exponentially (Sussman, 2012). Studies of workaholism resulted initially in a large volume of clinical and anecdotal data (e.g., Killinger, 1991; Machlowitz, 1980; Waddell, 1993), causing scholars to lament the lack of conceptual and methodological rigor (e.g., Scott, Moore, & Miceli, 1997). Recent studies have adopted better procedures, resulting in quantitative data that are amenable to statistical analysis (e.g., Bakker, Demerouti, & Burke, 2009; Chamberlin & Zhang, 2009; Harpaz & Snir, 2003; Russo & Waters, 2006; Schaufeli, Taris, & van Rhenen, 2008; Shimazu, Schaufeli, & Taris, 2010; Stoeber, Davis, & Townley, 2013). Yet despite the common use of the term “workaholism”, little agreement exists as to its meaning beyond its core element: Heavy work investment.
|Title of host publication||Heavy Work Investment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Its Nature, Sources, Outcomes, and Future Directions|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||28|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
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