The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship of individual difference personality characteristics (Big Five, generalized self‐efficacy), workaholism components and work life factors on measures of job satisfaction, burnout and health complaints.
Data were gathered from 496 nursing staff caring for terminally ill patients in five health care facilities in Norway using questionnaires.
Hierarchical regression analyses, controlling for personal demographic and work setting characteristics, indicated strong relationships of particular Big Five personality factors, workaholism components and work life factors with both job satisfaction and burnout; health complaints were only predicted by personality factors.
Future research must examine the generalizability of these findings to other samples in different countries. Implications for management and organizations are offered.
This paper contributes to the understanding of personality factors to workaholics in work outcomes and well‐being.
Burke, R.J., Berge Matthiesen, S. and Pallesen, S. (2006), "Workaholism, organizational life and well‐being of Norwegian nursing staff", Career Development International, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 463-477. https://doi.org/10.1108/13620430610683070Download as .RIS
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