Psychometric properties of the Hebrew version of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS-10)

Hadassah Littman-Ovadia, Cristian Balducci, Tali Ben-Moshe

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Abstract

The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Hebrew version of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS-10), developed by Schaufeli, Shimazu, and Taris (2009). Three hundred fifty-one employees completed a questionnaire measuring workaholism; of these, 251 employees completed questionnaires measuring work engagement, job satisfaction, overcommitment, and burnout. The results confirmed the expected two-factor structure of workaholism: working excessively and working compulsively. Strong correlations were obtained between self-reports and peer-reports, and satisfactory correlations were obtained between the first and second administrations of the DUWAS-10. Furthermore, DUWAS-10 scores showed predictable relations with actual number of hours worked per week, work engagement, job satisfaction, overcommitment, and burnout. Interestingly, despite working fewer hours per week, women reported higher levels of workaholism in comparison to men, and managers reported higher levels of workaholism in comparison to nonmanagerial employees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-346
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Volume148
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2014

Keywords

  • compulsive work
  • excessive work
  • work-related outcomes
  • workaholism

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