Objective: To test a theoretical model in which workaholism predicts both directly and indirectly, via psycho-physic strain, job performance and sickness absences. Methods: A multi-method study was performed examining a sample of 322 workers in a private company. The study was articulated into two phases, over a time period of 15 months. Workaholism was assessed using a self-report measure (Time 1). Psycho-physic strain was measured by the occupational physician, performance by the supervisor and data on sickness absences were collected from the company’s database (Time 2). Results: Results highlighted a positive relationship between workaholism and psycho-physic strain. Psycho-physic strain was negatively associated with job performance and positively associated with sickness absences. Additionally, workaholism predicted sickness absences. Conclusion: Workaholism negatively affects the health of workers. This is associated with lower working performance and greater sickness absences.

The mediating role of psycho-physic strain in the relationship between workaholism, job performance, and sickness absence: A longitudinal study

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Objective: To test a theoretical model in which workaholism predicts both directly and indirectly, via psycho-physic strain, job performance and sickness absences. Methods: A multi-method study was performed examining a sample of 322 workers in a private company. The study was articulated into two phases, over a time period of 15 months. Workaholism was assessed using a self-report measure (Time 1). Psycho-physic strain was measured by the occupational physician, performance by the supervisor and data on sickness absences were collected from the company’s database (Time 2). Results: Results highlighted a positive relationship between workaholism and psycho-physic strain. Psycho-physic strain was negatively associated with job performance and positively associated with sickness absences. Additionally, workaholism predicted sickness absences. Conclusion: Workaholism negatively affects the health of workers. This is associated with lower working performance and greater sickness absences.
workaholism; stress; sickness absences; health promotion
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