About this Research Topic
This concept of Heavy-Work Investment (HWI) was first introduced by Snir and Harpaz in 2012. It encompasses working long hours and putting a lot of effort (both, physical and mental) at work. In 2015, Snir and Harpaz proposed that HWI mediates between its different predictors (such as job engagement, addiction to work, financial needs, employer demands, etc.) and individual-wise outcomes (such as health, work satisfaction, etc.), with potential moderators (such as job type, fairness, etc.).
This phenomenon of HWI is prevalent in cultures around the world, as documented by Amagasa, Nakayama & Takahashi in Asia, by Fein, Skinner & Machin in Australia, and by Shamar, Harpaz & Snir in Europe among others.
However, this phenomenon raises an interesting and important question: is it good or bad for the organization and its workers? Results on this are mixed.
Therefore, the main objective of this Research Topic is to encourage discussion regarding this important phenomenon of HWI and to better understand its nature. We welcome research-based articles that are focusing on the various aspects of HWI.
Keywords: Heavy-Work Investment (HWI), individual differences, workaholic, work satisfaction
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