Workaholic tendencies among school administators employed in primary and secondary schools Ilköǧretim ve ortaöǧretim kurumlarinda görev yapan okul yöneticilerinin işkoliklik eǧilimleri

Bardakci S., BALOĞLU M.

Egitim ve Bilim, vol.37, no.164, pp.45-56, 2012 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 164
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Egitim ve Bilim
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-56
  • Keywords: School administator, Workaholism, Workaholism among school administators
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the present study is to describe the workaholic tendencies of school administrators who are working in elementary and secondary schools in Turkey. The research included the use of the Turkish version of the Spence & Robbins Workaholism Inventory (Kart, 2005) and a set of demographic questions developed by the researchers. The data collection process was completed online. The school administrators' workaholic tendencies did not differ significantly according to gender, work position, and educational attainment levels, branch, school type or marital status. However, statistically significant differences were detected according to age, daily work hours, tendency to take work to home, and spending time for work over weekends. Those who work more than 50 hours in a week, take jobs to home 5 or more times in a month, and spend 5 or more hours for work during weekends can be described as workaholics.