Influence of personality variables, impulsivity, perfectionism, self-esteem and self-efficacy in Work Craving

  • María-José Serrano-Fernández Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV, Tarragona, Spain)
  • Joan Boada-Grau Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV, Tarragona, Spain)
  • Jordi Assens-Serra EADA, Business School (EADA, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Maria Boada-Cuerva Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV, Tarragona, Spain)
  • Andreu Vigil-Colet
Keywords: workaholism, work Craving, occupational health, psychological needs, personality


Background: Recent studies have suggested a relationship between certain personality variables and work addiction. In the present work we conduct a predictive study of the background variables of work craving through the variables Impulsivity, Personality, Perfectionism, Self-esteem and Self-efficacy. Method: The participants were 332 workers obtained by non-probability sampling. We used the FACTOR programs (version 7.2) and SPSS 23.0. Results: The predictive capacity of personality variables and self-esteem is determined on the work craving. Conclusions: Work craving can be predicted through certain variables (Emotional Stability, Perfectionism and Self-esteem). This research contributes to greater knowledge of work addiction and to the empowerment of a healthy lifestyle that can be affected by addiction to work. No funding has been received to make this article.


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María-José Serrano-Fernández, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV, Tarragona, Spain)

Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology


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How to Cite
Serrano-Fernández, M.-J., Boada-Grau, J., Assens-Serra, J., Boada-Cuerva, M., & Vigil-Colet, A. (2019). Influence of personality variables, impulsivity, perfectionism, self-esteem and self-efficacy in Work Craving. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 35(3), 506-513.
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