Workaholism Quick Survey

While some people might think workaholics make great employees, the research suggests otherwise. The term workaholism or work addiction syndrome costs U.S. employers an estimated at $150 billion (U.S.) each year (accodring to a study by Robinson & Flowers). While not recognized as a clinical disorder, workaholics display a number of the same symptoms that meet the diagnostic criteria for obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). OCPD includes an excessive devotion to work to the exclusion of other activities, such as time for family, friends or leisure. Below is a quick survey that can help determine if you may be at risk of being a workaholic. Use the scoring grid to determine your total score, and then read the risk level descriptions below.

This tool is meant for education purposes only – it is not a screen for diagnosing depression.