Since the term “workaholism” was coined in the late 1960s (Oates, 1968), both laymen and academics have heavily debated the meaning, antecedents, and consequences of workaholism. Although there is accumulating empirical research on workaholism, much is unclear particularly about the underlying psychological mechanisms that are involved in the (negative) consequences of workaholism. The aim of this chapter is to clarify the impact workaholism has on individual well-being and family life.
|Title of host publication||Heavy Work Investment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Its Nature, Sources, Outcomes, and Future Directions|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Ltd.|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|