The relationship between work engagement and workaholism: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Yunsoo Lee, Jae Young Lee, Jin Lee

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between two sub-constructs of heavy work investment: work engagement and workaholism. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize and critically assess existing research on the relationship between these concepts. Findings: The review revealed three major shortcomings of the extant literature: a dichotomous perspective, variations in measurements and the unaddressed complexity of the relationship. Originality/value: Based on these findings, this study provides a discussion on the limitations and suggestions for future research on work engagement and workaholism, including using a person-centered approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-1028
Number of pages33
JournalEuropean Journal of Training and Development
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Nov 2022

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Keywords

  • Heavy work investment
  • Meta-CFA
  • Meta-analysis
  • Systematic review
  • Work engagement
  • Workaholism

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