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THE INFLUENCE OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ON PEOPLE’S TENDENCY TOWARDS WORKAHOLISM

Marius Negrilă
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Marius Negrilă: Independent researcher, Romania

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2019, vol. 6, issue 1, 213-221

Abstract: Workalholism is placed among the phenomena of organizational pathologies and may lead to serious health problems regarding both the physical and the mental status of the directly involved person or of the ones around him/her. This phenomenon has an impact on the emotional balance of the subject leading to depression, anxiety or even paranoia, which are usually connected to drug or alcohol addiction, compulsive eating, habits that give that lead to the feeling that you are no longer able to control your own life. A workaholic is a person who cannot control himself, working more than necessary, while becoming unhappy and starting to have health problems. The conclusions of the present research reflect that gender or the level of education are not so important when talking about the process of becoming workaholic, but the professional experience achieved over the years could strongly influence the process. The results were obtained through a survey applied on 30 persons, half men and half women of 30 to 45 years old. For the survey were selected subjects with any educational level and any kind of professional experience (0-3 years, 3-10 years and over 10 years). The hypothesis that the professional experience could influence the tendency to becoming a workaholic was confirmed, but more important here are the reasons of suffering from this disease. Therefore, workaholism represents a pathological relationship between a human and his work, which causes changes of his internal status, compulsive behavior, loss of control, poor health and a low social life.

Keywords: workaholism; age; experience; addiction; involvement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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