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dc.contributor.authorVan Gordon, William
dc.contributor.authorShonin, Edo
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Thomas J.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Campayo, Javier
dc.contributor.authorDemarzo, Marcelo
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Mark D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T08:35:43Z
dc.date.available2017-07-13T08:35:43Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-20
dc.identifier.citationVan Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Dunn, T., Garcia-Campayo, J., Demarzo, M., & Griffiths, M. D. (2017). 'Meditation Awareness Training for the treatment of workaholism: A non-randomised controlled trial'. Journal of Behavioral Addiction, Advanced Online Edition, DOI: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.021.en
dc.identifier.issn20625871
dc.identifier.doi10.1556/2006.6.2017.021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621725
dc.description.abstractBackground and aims Workaholism is a form of behavioral addiction that can lead to reduced life and job satisfaction, anxiety, depression, burnout, work–family conflict, and impaired productivity. Given the number of people affected, there is a need for more targeted workaholism treatments. Findings from previous case studies successfully utilizing second-generation mindfulness-based interventions (SG-MBIs) for treating behavioral addiction suggest that SG-MBIs may be suitable for treating workaholism. This study conducted a controlled trial to investigate the effects of an SG-MBI known as meditation awareness training (MAT) on workaholism. Methods Male and female adults suffering from workaholism (n = 73) were allocated to MAT or a waiting-list control group. Assessments were performed at pre-, post-, and 3-month follow-up phases. Results MAT participants demonstrated significant and sustained improvements over control-group participants in workaholism symptomatology, job satisfaction, work engagement, work duration, and psychological distress. Furthermore, compared to the control group, MAT participants demonstrated a significant reduction in hours spent working but without a decline in job performance. Discussion and conclusions MAT may be a suitable intervention for treating workaholism. Further controlled intervention studies investigating the effects of SG-MBIs on workaholism are warranted.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAkadémiai Kiadóen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.akademiai.com/doi/abs/10.1556/2006.6.2017.021en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Behavioral Addictionsen
dc.subjectWorkaholismen
dc.subjectWork addictionen
dc.subjectBehavioural addictionen
dc.subjectMeditation awareness trainingen
dc.subjectMindfulnessen
dc.subjectJob satisfactionen
dc.subjectMindfulness-based-interventionen
dc.titleMeditation awareness training for the treatment of workaholism: A controlled trialen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn20635303
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentAwake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Researchen
dc.contributor.departmentBishop Grosseteste Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Zaragozaen
dc.contributor.departmentFederal University of Sao Paoloen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Behavioral Addictionsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Derby
dc.contributor.institutionAwake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research
dc.contributor.institutionBishop Grosseteste University
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Zaragoza, Zaragoza
dc.contributor.institutionFederal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionNottingham Trent University
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T15:53:05Z
html.description.abstractBackground and aims Workaholism is a form of behavioral addiction that can lead to reduced life and job satisfaction, anxiety, depression, burnout, work–family conflict, and impaired productivity. Given the number of people affected, there is a need for more targeted workaholism treatments. Findings from previous case studies successfully utilizing second-generation mindfulness-based interventions (SG-MBIs) for treating behavioral addiction suggest that SG-MBIs may be suitable for treating workaholism. This study conducted a controlled trial to investigate the effects of an SG-MBI known as meditation awareness training (MAT) on workaholism. Methods Male and female adults suffering from workaholism (n = 73) were allocated to MAT or a waiting-list control group. Assessments were performed at pre-, post-, and 3-month follow-up phases. Results MAT participants demonstrated significant and sustained improvements over control-group participants in workaholism symptomatology, job satisfaction, work engagement, work duration, and psychological distress. Furthermore, compared to the control group, MAT participants demonstrated a significant reduction in hours spent working but without a decline in job performance. Discussion and conclusions MAT may be a suitable intervention for treating workaholism. Further controlled intervention studies investigating the effects of SG-MBIs on workaholism are warranted.


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