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Development and Initial Validation of the Work Addiction Inventory

dc.contributor.advisorLent, Robert W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBryan, Nicole A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study is to develop and validate the Work Addiction Inventory (WAI). The WAI is designed to assess individual's addiction to work via self-report. Data were collected from 127 working professional employed on at least a part-time (20 hours per week) basis. Results of an exploratory factor analysis retained 24 items and indicated that the WAI consists of three underlying factors. The WAI subscale and total scores showed adequate internal consistency reliabilities. Convergent and discriminant validity was initially supported by the relationship between WAI scores, an existing measure of workaholism, and social desirability. Also, WAI scores correlated highly with several criterion variables. Finally, evidence was found to suggest that the WAI accounts for unique variance beyond an existing measure of workaholism. In conclusion, psychometric properties of the WAI were initially supported by findings of the study.en_US
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dc.titleDevelopment and Initial Validation of the Work Addiction Inventoryen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychology, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychology, Industrialen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledwork addictionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledwork addiction inventoryen_US

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