The relation between workload and personal well-being among university professors

Francesco Pace, Carla Zappulla, Ugo Pace, Giulio D’Urso, Ugo Pace

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The aim of the present study was to explore the level of perceived workload of university professors and to evaluate related psychosocial risks, such as addiction to work, psychological distress, and work–life conflicts. A total of 252 professors, balanced for gender (Mean age = 48.1; DS: 5.1) from 10 different universities across Europe participated in the research. Participants completed the University’s Work Environment Survey, the Dutch Workaholism Scale, and The General Health Questionnaire. The results showed that workload, when linked to bureaucratic university practices, is a predisposing factor to a negative perception of work-related well-being among university professors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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