The Prevalence of Workaholism: A Survey Study in a Nationally Representative Sample of Norwegian Employees

Andreassen, C.S., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Hetland, J., Kravina, L., Jensen, F. and Pallesen, S., 2014. The Prevalence of Workaholism: A Survey Study in a Nationally Representative Sample of Norwegian Employees. PLoS ONE, 9 (8), e102446. ISSN 1932-6203

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Abstract

Workaholism has become an increasingly popular area for empirical study. However, most studies examining the prevalence of workaholism have used non-representative samples and measures with poorly defined cut-off scores. To overcome these methodological limitations, a nationally representative survey among employees in Norway (N = 1,124) was conducted. Questions relating to gender, age, marital status, caretaker responsibility for children, percentage of full-time equivalent, and educational level were asked. Workaholism was assessed by the use of a psychometrically validated instrument (i.e., Bergen Work Addiction Scale). Personality was assessed using the Mini-International Personality Item Pool. Results showed that the prevalence of workaholism was 8.3% (95% CI = 6.7–9.9%). An adjusted logistic regression analysis showed that workaholism was negatively related to age and positively related to the personality dimensions agreeableness, neuroticism, and intellect/imagination. Implications for these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: PLoS ONE
Creators: Andreassen, C.S., Griffiths, M.D., Hetland, J., Kravina, L., Jensen, F. and Pallesen, S.
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Date: 2014
Volume: 9
Number: 8
ISSN: 1932-6203
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10.1371/journal.pone.0102446DOI
Rights: Copyright: © 2014 Andreassen et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 08 Dec 2015 16:57
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26627

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