Work addiction in Japanese workers

Nobuko Matsuoka, Akihito Shimazu

研究成果: Chapter


Nowadays people are more and more work free from the constraints of geography and time in line with the development of transportation and communication technology. These changes have been facilitating the diversity of working style. In addition to these innovations, the changes of economy have also been forcing individuals to work in various ways. These changes have possibility of deteriorating the work situation while enhancing the freedom of work styles. Thus, workaholism-the tendency to work hard with irresistible inner drive to do so-has been paid attention to by both in lay and academic people. In this chapter, we first overview the definition of workaholism and economic and working conditions in Japan. Then, we discuss (negative) impacts of workaholism on one's own and one partner's well-beings among Japanese workers, such as health, job and family satisfaction, and job performance. Finally, three suggestions for future research are discussed.

ホスト出版物のタイトルPsychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific
出版社Springer Netherlands
ISBN(印刷版)9401789746, 9789401789745
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 7月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 心理学一般


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