Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Meta-Analysis of Workaholism
by Patel, Avani S., M.A., East Carolina University, 2011, 54; 1493523
Abstract (Summary)

This meta-analysis examines the relationship between workaholism and numerous work behaviors and outcomes in an attempt to derive a consensus regarding the current state of our understanding of this construct and clarify the impact that the compulsion to work may have on an individual's life. Overall, based on data from 44 studies, results suggest that there is a considerable amount of variability between workaholism and work-related outcomes. Specifically, the two most established and reputable measures of workaholism, the Work Addiction Risk Test (WART) and the Workaholism Battery (WorkBat), appear to focus on uniquely different aspects of workaholism and were subsequently found to be differentially related to various work criteria. These findings suggest that a consistent definition and operationalization of workaholism is explicitly needed before further progress can be made.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bowler, Mark C.
Commitee: Bowler, Jennifer L., Methe, Scott
School: East Carolina University
Department: Psychology: General - Theoretic
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Occupational psychology
Keywords: Wart, Work addiction risk test, Workaholism, Workaholism battery, Workaholism measures, Workbat
Publication Number: 1493523
ISBN: 978-1-124-66027-1
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