Month: February 2014

New publication on different types of employee well-being

The aim of this study was to establish a typology of employee well-being, together with its psychosocial antecedents and consequences. Results obtained with a sample of 786 full-time employees from different occupational sectors show four types of employee well-being: 9-to-5 or relaxed, work engaged or enthusiastic, workaholic or tense, and burned-out or fatigued, each having […]

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New publication: Engaged managers are not workaholics

This study among Finnish managers showed that work engagement and workaholism did not correlate with each other, thereby suggesting that they are independent constructs. Moreover, longitudinal analyses revealed four different groups: 1) those with high initial but decreasing engagement and low but stable workaholism levels (18%), 2) those with low initial but increasing engagement and […]

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New publication on Workaholism

Workaholism is commonly conceptualized as a compulsive inner drive to work excessively hard. This study investigates to what extent rigid personal beliefs—i.e., performance-based self-esteem (self-esteem that is contingent upon good performance) and an enough continuation rule (continuing with work until one feels one has done enough)—contribute to exhaustion through workaholism. To examine these potential antecedents […]

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