25 Apr '12, 2pm

Are you a workaholic? Psychologists create new test to determine whether you are addicted to work

LONDON - A new test devised by psychologists could now determine once and for all whether you are officially addicted to work. In a world of long hours, instant access to emails and fierce competition in the office, there is a fine line between being a keen employee and a workaholic. But research, by scientists at the Nottingham Trent University and the University of Bergen, has now tested 12,000 workers to find out the key elements of "workaholism". The study, the first of its kind in the world, also found that work addiction was getting "worse" and blamed the blurring of boundaries between the home and office making it harder to "switch off". The Daily Telegraph reported that the questions come in the form of statements which participants must answer on a sliding scale of 1, to represent "never", 2 meaning "rarely", 3 meaning "sometimes, 4 for "often" and 5, representing...

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