The Malice of Maladaptation: Is Teleworking Enabling Behavioural Addiction?
|Authors||Bingham, S., Ali, S. and Best, D.|
Whilst the concept of addiction is predominantly related to substance abuse in academic literature, there is growing literature around individuals engaging in behavioural addictive practices such as gaming, gambling, food, sex, and work. This paper explores whether individuals who telework are more likely to exhibit maladaptive behaviours and consequently engage in non-substance based addictive practices. This paper aims to address both societal stigmas and gaps in existing current literature by identifying that behavioural addictions share the same patterns to substance-based abuse so that organisations can provide effective intervention and support strategies for employees.
|Keywords||Teleworking; behavioural; addiction; wellbeing; maladaptive|
|Conference||The 5th International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM 2023)|
|Publisher||Abu Dhabi University|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.adu.ac.ae/home/2023/02/22/default-calendar/the-5th-international-conference-on-organization-and-management-(icom-2023)|
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|Deposited||27 Jul 2023|
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