Workaholism is a popular word used to describe individuals who are captivated by work. The term workaholic was first coined back in 1971 to refer to an individual whose increased need to work hinders one or more life functions. Over the years, it has become a colloquial term used increasingly in the popular press, on the Internet, and in the scientific literature. The philosophy of squeezing more of everything into a single 24-hour day has become an accepted way of life that is increasingly promoted by American culture. In fact, working excessive hours is often seen as a prerequisite for success, and society at large typically links heavy work investment with workaholism. As a result, it appears that some individuals may find it extremely difficult ...

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