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Workaholism: An Addiction or a Quality to be Appreciated

Marco Giannini* and Aurora Scabia

Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Italy

Corresponding Author:
Marco Giannini
Department of Health Sciences
University of Florence, Italy
via di san Salvi 12 – Padiglione 26
50135 Florence–Italy
Tel: 0039055450058
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 29, 2014; Accepted date: July 28, 2014; Published date: August 10, 2014

Citation: Giannini M, Scabia A (2014) Workaholism: An Addiction or a Quality to be Appreciated? J Addict Res Ther 5:187. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000187

Copyright: © 2014 Giannini M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The objective of this paper is reviewing the literature with regard to the workaholism. The multiple definitions of the construct, the difference between “workaholism and the work involved,” its consequences for both work and social behavior are presented. The demographic variables associated with, and the different mode of occurrence of the problem in different cultures is also described. Finally the most used treatments for this behavior addiction is briefly described.


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