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Askari A, Nouri A. Investigating the Relationship between Workaholic and Dimensions of General Health in the Employees of an Organization in Isfahan. ioh. 2011; 8 (2) :14-0
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-502-en.html
, azadehaskari4612@edu.ui.ac.ir
Abstract:   (11557 Views)

  Background and aims

  The objective of this research was to investigate the relationship between workaholic and dimensions of general health (Depression, Anxiety and sleep disorders, psychosomatic disorders and disability in social relationship).

  Material and Methods

 Participants in the study were 100 employees who completed the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and Work Addiction Risk Test (WART). For analyzing the data, Pearson and Canonical correlations and stepwise regression were used.

  Results

  findings indicated that there was a significant relationship between workaholic and three of four dimensions of general health, namely anxiety and sleep disorders, depression and psychosomatic disorders(p<0.01)but there was no significant relation between Social react disorder. In addition findings showed that increases in workaholics predicted general health decrease.

  Conclusion

  The current study shows that work can be a reason of diseases if employees get addicted to it. Thus organizations should pay more attention to this fact that working hard in work place, is not always beneficial for individuals and organization both. So managers have to consider ways to prevent these dangerous consequences which can be harmful for their employee’s health.

  

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Received: 2011/08/30

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