Do workaholism and work engagement predict employee well-being and performance in opposite directions?

  title={Do workaholism and work engagement predict employee well-being and performance in opposite directions?},
  author={Akihito Shimazu and Wilmar B. Schaufeli and Kazumi Kubota and Norito Kawakami},
  journal={Industrial health},
  volume={50 4},
This study investigated the distinctiveness between workaholism and work engagement by examining their longitudinal relationships (measurement interval=7 months) with well-being and performance in a sample of 1,967 Japanese employees from various occupations. Based on a previous cross-sectional study (Shimazu & Schaufeli, 2009), we expected that workaholism predicts future unwell-being (i.e., high ill-health and low life satisfaction) and poor job performance, whereas work engagement predicts… 

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