publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Ten myths about work addiction

Griffiths, MD; Demetrovics, Z; Atroszko, PA;
Open Access English
  • Published: 07 Feb 2018 Journal: Journal of Behavioral Addictions, volume 7, issue 4, pages 845-857 (issn: 2062-5871, eissn: 2063-5303, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Abstract
Background and aims Research into work addiction has steadily grown over the past decade. However, the literature is far from unified and there has been much debate on many different issues. Aim and methods This paper comprises a narrative review and focuses on 10 myths about work addiction that have permeated the psychological literature and beyond. The 10 myths examined are (a) work addiction is a new behavioral addiction, (b) work addiction is similar to other behavioral addictions, (c) there are only psychosocial consequences of work addiction, (d) work addiction and workaholism are the same thing, (e) work addiction exclusively occurs as a consequence of in...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: mental disorders
free text keywords: Debate, behavioral addiction, study addiction, work addiction, workaholism, work engagement, Medicine (miscellaneous), Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, General Medicine, Mythology, Narrative, Psychosocial, Behavioral pattern, Psychotherapist, Situational ethics, medicine.symptom, medicine, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Ten myths about work addiction

Griffiths, MD; Demetrovics, Z; Atroszko, PA;