Does the association between workload and work engagement depend on being workaholic? A cross-cultural study on Italian and Canadian employees

Date
2020
Authors
Presti, Alessandro Lo
Kertechian, Kevin Sevag
Landolf, Alfonso
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Publisher
University of Salento
Abstract
Work intensification implies increased workload which, in turn, can impact on work engagement, and workaholism; however, their mutual relations have not received adequate scholarly attention up to now. This cross-cultural study, grounded on the Job Demands-Resources model, examined the association between workload and work engagement and verified if workaholism acted as a moderator. Moreover, we examined if cultural differences affected these associations. To this purpose, 416 Canadian and 412 Italian employees filled a cross-sectional questionnaire. The association between workload and work engagement varied significantly between countries, and was moderated by workaholism. Results discussed in view of the theoretical framework provide insights for both scholars and managers in terms of human resource management and job design. © 2020. This work is copyrighted by Università del Salento, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Non opere derivate 3.0 Italia License.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis (2020), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1285/i20705948v13n3p589
Keywords
Job Demands-Resources model, work engagement, work intensification, workaholism, workload
Citation
Lo Presti, A., Kertechian, S. K., & Landolfi, A. (2020). Does the association between workload and work engagement depend on being workaholic?: A cross-cultural study on Italian and Canadian employees. Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis, 13(3), 589-611. https://doi.org/10.1285/i20705948v13n3p589