The primary purpose of this study was to assess the degree of work addiction in municipal recreation and park professionals and to identify demographic variables associated with work addiction. The demographic variables used in this study were: gender, work experience, education level and presence of children. There were no significant differences between any of the demographic variables.
The results indicate that the majority (51.8%) of municipal recreation and parks professionals scored in the non-work addicted category; however, 48.15 of the participants scored in either the mildly (34.1%) or highly (14%) work addicted category. The overall mean for this study was 56.15 which translates to the mildly work addicted category. Machlowitz (1980) estimates that only 5% of the general population is addicted to work.
Nunes, Christopher M.
"Influence of Selected Demographic Variables on Work Addiction in Municipal Recreation and Parks Professionals,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 19:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol19/iss1/4