What is it about?

The aim of this research is the measurement and assessment of individual differences of workaholism in Brazil, an important issue which affects the competitiveness of companies. The WART 15-PBV was applied to a sample of 153 managers from companies located in Brazil, 82 (53.6%) women and 71 (46.4%) men. We analyzed, on one hand, the factor structure of the questionnaire, its internal consistency and convergent and criterion validity. On the other hand, we analyzed individual gender differences on workaholism. WART15-PBV has good psychometric properties, and evidence for convergent and criterion validity. Females and males differed on Impaired Communication / Self-Absorption dimension. This dimension has a direct effect only on men’s health perception, while Compulsive tendencies dimension has a direct effect for both genders.

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Why is it important?

The term workaholism has been widely described. Even though there is no scientific consensus on its definition. The majority of developed workaholism measures was not based on a clear definition of the construct nor do they provide psychometric information on the measure and their validity. The findings of this study suggest the WART15-PBV is a valid measure of workaholism that would contribute to the workers’ health and their professional and personal life, in order to encourage adequate conditions in the workplace taking into account workers’ individual differences.

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This page is a summary of: Adicción al trabajo en Brasil: medición y diferencias individuales, Adicciones, December 2014, Socidrogalcohol,
DOI: 10.20882/adicciones.37.
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