How workaholism affects employees and their families

Akihito Shimazu, Kazumi Kubota, Arnold B. Bakker

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Abstract

Since the term “workaholism” was coined in the late 1960s (Oates, 1968), both laymen and academics have heavily debated the meaning, antecedents, and consequences of workaholism. Although there is accumulating empirical research on workaholism, much is unclear particularly about the underlying psychological mechanisms that are involved in the (negative) consequences of workaholism. The aim of this chapter is to clarify the impact workaholism has on individual well-being and family life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeavy Work Investment
Subtitle of host publicationIts Nature, Sources, Outcomes, and Future Directions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages171-186
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781135048198
ISBN (Print)9780415835053
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Shimazu, A., Kubota, K., & Bakker, A. B. (2014). How workaholism affects employees and their families. In Heavy Work Investment: Its Nature, Sources, Outcomes, and Future Directions (pp. 171-186). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781135048198-17