James Franco recently opened up about his work addiction
and how it caught up with him last year.
The researchers used the Bergen Work Addiction
Scale to identify workaholism among the subjects, which involved participants rating how often the following statements applied to them in the past year: You think about ways to free up more time for work, You spend significantly more time working than originally planned, You work to reduce feelings of guilt, anxiety, helplessness, or depression, Others have told you to work less but you don't listen to them, You become stressed if you are prevented from working, Work is prioritized before hobbies, leisure activities, and/or exercise, You work to the extent that it negatively impacts your health.
The most important instruments developed under the negative perspective of workaholism are the Work Addiction
Risk Test (WART) (Robinson, 1999) and the Dutch Work Addiction
Scale (DUWAS) (Schaufeli et al.
During my years working, I got so sucked into my career and work addiction
," Nadine says.
The penalty for working more than six days a week, that is, work addiction
, was death by stoning.
This is followed by chapters on specific problem areas, including dysfunctional teams, sexual harassment, discrimination, work addiction
, and workplace violence.
Our aim in the current study was to single out individual difference variables that may be related to work addiction
The reason a person's attitude about his or her work plays such an important role in determining work addiction
is because workaholics tend to think about work even when they are not actually working; work is an obsession.
, or the inability to switch off and leave work at the office when they hit the beach, is caused by increased job insecurity, and enabled by technologies such as mobile internet access on phones and laptops abroad, it said.
Anyone struggling with work addiction
could benefit from help to learn to work smarter and more efficiently, rather than longer and dysfunctional.
The Bergen Work Addiction
Scale identifies if a person's over-working is a form of addiction by scoring answers to seven questions related to work.
Strong correlations exist between work addiction
and a family background of dysfunction.