Dazzi, C., Colledani, D., Falvo, R., & Boin, J.
Individual differences, subjective well-being, and job satisfaction: The mediating role of workaholism
The aim of this research was to test a model where the workaholism dimensions, identified by Spence and Robbins (1992), have been considered as mediators of the relationships between individual differences (personality traits and personal values) and personal or professional outcomes such as subjective well-being and job satisfaction. Individual dispositions have been recognized as relevant predictors of work addiction, however, only few empirical evidence is available about the role of personal values. Participants were employees who completed a battery of scales. Results indicated that two workaholism dimensions played a mediational role between predictors and criterion variables. Specifically, work enjoyment mediated the relationships between antecedents and the two outcome variables while drive to work mediated only those with well-being. Moreover, results indicate that openness to change and self-enhancement values have relevant and opposed effects on the different facets of workaholism.Back