The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationships among workaholism, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) and gender role beliefs.Design/methodology/approachData were collected, through administration of an online survey, from 409 faculty and staff at a large Southeastern university.FindingsWorkaholism and OCBs were negatively related. Additionally, both feminine and masculine role beliefs were associated with OCBs.Research limitations/implicationsFuture researchers may benefit from examining a sample outside an educational institution.Social implicationsAs our society continues to change, gender role beliefs will become less restricted to our biological genders and it will become essential for organizations to understand how they relate to work behavior (e.g. OCBs). Namely, androgyny may be a desirable trait for employees.Originality/valueThis is the first study to investigate the relationships among workaholism, OCBs and gender role beliefs.
International Journal of Workplace Health Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 14, 2020
Keywords: Workaholism; Organizational citizenship behaviors; Gender role beliefs; Occupational health