Earlier this year, researchers tested 333 employees for a number of characteristics to see if any of them were higher among workaholics. The findings, published in the International Journal of Stress Management, discovered two in particular as being “significantly associated” with this addiction: achievement motivation and perfectionism.
About the Author: Dr Ramesh Manocha
Dr Ramesh Manocha MBBS BSc (med) PhD is a GP, educator and researcher. His PhD was completed at the Royal Hospital for Women and focused on the scientific evaluation of meditation and the mental silence experience. Ramesh is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Sydney University and is also the founder and convenor of Generation Next, a national circuit of professional development seminars for education, health and welfare professionals.