The relationship between study addiction and work addiction: a cross-cultural longitudinal study

Atroszko, P.A., Andreassen, C.S., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Pallesen, S., 2016. The relationship between study addiction and work addiction: a cross-cultural longitudinal study. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5 (4), pp. 708-714. ISSN 2062-5871

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Abstract

Recent empirical studies investigating “study addiction” have conceptualized it as a behavioral addiction,
defined within the framework of work addiction. This study is the first attempt to examine the longitudinal relationship between study addiction and work addiction. Methods: The Bergen Study Addiction Scale (BStAS), the Bergen Work Addiction Scale (BWAS), and the Ten-Item Personality Inventory were administered online together with questions concerning demographics and study-related variables in two waves. In Wave 1, a total of 2,559 students in Norway and 2,177 students in Poland participated. A year later, in Wave 2, 379 Norwegians and 401 Polish who began to work professionally completed the survey. Results: The intraclass correlation between BStAS and BWAS revealed that the scores were somewhat related; however, the relationship was slightly weaker than the temporal stability of both constructs. In the Norwegian sample, scoring higher on neuroticism and lower on learning time outside educational classes in Wave 1 was positively related to work addiction in Wave 2, whereas gender was unrelated to work addiction in Wave 2 when controlling for other studied variables in either samples. Conclusion: Study addiction and work addiction appear to be closely related suggesting that the former may be a precursor for (or an early form of) the latter.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Creators: Atroszko, P.A., Andreassen, C.S., Griffiths, M.D. and Pallesen, S.
Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
Date: December 2016
Volume: 5
Number: 4
ISSN: 2062-5871
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1556/2006.5.2016.076DOI
Rights: © 2016 The Author(s). 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 for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 14 Mar 2017 16:13
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 08:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30384

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