Andreassen, C. S., Hetland, J., & Pallesen, S.
Coping and workaholism. Results from a large cross-occupational sample
Objective: the aim of this study was to examine coping correlates of workaholism components (Work Involvement, Drive, Enjoyment of Work). Method: a sample of 661 Norwegian cross-occupational employees from six different companies completed a web-based survey measuring workaholism and coping styles (Active Problem Solving, Passive Avoidance, Depressive Reaction Pattern). Results: the Workaholism Battery (WorkBAT) components showed significant relationships with reports of coping styles. Work Involvement was positively related to Active Problem Solving and Depressive Reaction Pattern, and negatively to Passive Avoidance. Drive was positively related to Depressive Reaction Pattern. Enjoyment of Work was positively related to Active Problem Solving, and negatively to Depressive Reaction Pattern. Conclusion: the findings suggest that some workaholism components are related to healthy coping, whereas other workaholism components are related to unhealthy coping, which is in line with contemporary and central theories on the relationship between workaholism, stress, and health.Back