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Date of Award


Document Type

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Degree Name

Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology



First Reader/Committee Chair

Agars, Mark


Empirical research on the negative consequences of employee over-involvement continues to grow. In response to globalization and organization’s recognizing the value of employee engagement, the literature has increasingly focused attention on the negative side of work involvement (i.e., workaholism). Previous literature has found a detrimental impact of workaholism on individual outcomes such as work-family conflict, burnout, job stress, employee turnover intentions, and subjective well-being. In seeking to add to this, the present study investigated the mechanism through which workaholism impacts emotional exhaustion, subjective well-being, and employee turnover intentions. Specifically, the mediating role of job embeddedness was examined in the relationship between workaholism and individual outcomes. It was found that job embeddedness explains the relationship between workaholism and subjective well-being. In addition, job embeddedness served as an indirect effect for emotional exhaustion and turnover intentions. General findings and practical implications are discussed.