This study tested the 10-year cardiovascular risk difference between subtypes of heavy work investment (HWI) among 244 workers who came to a medical center for periodic check-ups. Relying on Snir and Harpaz’s (2012) model of HWI, four subtypes of heavy work investors (two dispositional subtypes-the workaholics and the work-devoted; and two situational subtypes-the organization-directed and the needy) were compared. Common full-time workers served as a reference group. The results showed that while workaholics are 3.70 times more likely to be at a high risk of developing a cardiovascular disease than common full-time workers, the work-devoted are 8.31 times more likely. We suggest that the work-devoted literally “take their work to heart.”.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||North American Journal of Psychology|
|State||Published - 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The research was supported by the National Insurance Institute of Israel. This contribution is gratefully acknowledged.
- cardiovascular risk (CVR)
- common full-time workers
- Framingham Risk Score
- Heavy work investment (HWI) subtypes
- work devotion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science
- Psychology (all)