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Document ID (ISN)110405
CIS number 09-1412
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shimazu A., Schaufeli W.B.
Title Is workaholism good or bad for employee well-being? The distinctiveness of workaholism and work engagement among Japanese employees
Bibliographic information Sep. 2009, Vol.47, No.5, p.495-502. Illus. 45 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_47_5_495.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the empirical distinctiveness of workaholism and work engagement by examining their relationships with well-being in a sample of 776 Japanese employees. Questionnaires were used to measure workaholism, work engagement and well-being. Structural equation modeling showed that workaholism was positively associated with ill-health and negatively associated with life satisfaction and job performance. In contrast, work engagement was negatively associated with ill-health and positively associated with life satisfaction and job performance.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; psychology and sociology; hours of work; mental health; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; job dissatisfaction; mathematical models; motivation; questionnaire survey; state of health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan; Netherlands
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Hours of work
Psychological factors