Investigation of relationship between workaholism and obsession in public and private sector workers Abdurrahim Emhan 1, Mehmet Mete 1, Ali Emhan 2 1 - Dicle Üniversitesi İİBF İşletme Bölümü, Diyarbakır, Türkiye 2 - Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye
Dicle Med J 2012; 39(1):75-79 ICID: 987025
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
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Objectives: In this study, the relationship between levels
of workaholism and obsession was investigated in a
group that was composed of independent accountantfinancial
advisers and civil servants.
Materials and methods: Two different scales were used
in order to determine the workaholism and obsession levels.
These two scales and a form to collect demographical
variables were administered to 260 workers. Among
them the data obtained from 170 workers were evaluated.
Parametric tests and correlation analysis were used to
analyze the data. The level of statistical significance was
accepted as p<0.05.
Results: The work enjoyment (WE) scores of independent
accountant-financial advisers were higher than those
of both civil servants and their employee. WE scores of
participants who have graduated from university degree
were higher than those of students who were high school
graduates. There were positive correlations between WE
score of workaholism scale and control and just-right
scores. Additionally, work driven score of workaholism
scale was found to be positively correlated with cleaning,
ruminations, and control and just-right scores.
Conclusion: It can be said that there is a positive correlation
between workaholism sub components and obsessions