The relationships among workaholism, proactivity, and locomotion in a work setting

Rossella Falvo1, Emilio Paolo Visintin2, Dora Capozza1, Alessandra Falco1, Alessandro De Carlo3
1Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education, and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, Italy
2Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
3Department of Human Sciences, Lumsa University, Italy
Cite this article:  Falvo, R., Visintin, E. P., Capozza, D., Falco, A., & De Carlo, A. (2013). The relationships among workaholism, proactivity, and locomotion in a work setting. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 41(9), 1557-1570.

Volume 41 Issue 9 | e2920 | Published: October 2013 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2013.41.9.1557

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We evaluated the relationship between workaholism and 2 individual difference variables relevant to an organizational context, namely: proactive personality and locomotion orientation. Specifically, we examined working excessively (WE), working compulsively (WC), and perceived self-efficacy, proactivity, and locomotion in a sample of nurses working in an Italian public hospital. Data were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Because WE and WC were not distinct factors, a unitary workaholism factor was used when applying regression analysis. As expected, workaholism was related negatively to proactivity, and positively to locomotion. In contrast, its relationship with self-efficacy was nonsignificant. The practical implications of our findings and future research directions are discussed.

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