This article examines the negative consequences of perfectionism in the workplace, in terms of both workaholism and presenteeism. Specifically, we propose a theoretical model in which self-oriented perfectionism is both directly and indirectly associated with presenteeism, through workaholism. The study was conducted on a sample of 413 workers with leadership and responsibility roles within an Italian service organization. The results showed a positive association between self-oriented perfectionism and workaholism, which, in turn, was positively associated with presenteeism. Self-oriented perfectionism, however, was not associated with presenteeism, after controlling for the effect of workaholism. Workaholism, therefore, completely mediated the relationship between self-oriented perfectionism and presenteeism. Moreover, the mediating effect of workaholism was supported only for male participants. Altogether, these results help to expand the literature on the role of perfectionism in the workplace. Practical implications are discussed for managers and human resource professionals.

Perfectionism and presenteeism among managers of a service organization: The mediating role of workhaholism.

GIRARDI, DAMIANO;FALCO, ALESSANDRA;PICCIRELLI, ALESSANDRA;DAL CORSO, LAURA;
2015

Abstract

This article examines the negative consequences of perfectionism in the workplace, in terms of both workaholism and presenteeism. Specifically, we propose a theoretical model in which self-oriented perfectionism is both directly and indirectly associated with presenteeism, through workaholism. The study was conducted on a sample of 413 workers with leadership and responsibility roles within an Italian service organization. The results showed a positive association between self-oriented perfectionism and workaholism, which, in turn, was positively associated with presenteeism. Self-oriented perfectionism, however, was not associated with presenteeism, after controlling for the effect of workaholism. Workaholism, therefore, completely mediated the relationship between self-oriented perfectionism and presenteeism. Moreover, the mediating effect of workaholism was supported only for male participants. Altogether, these results help to expand the literature on the role of perfectionism in the workplace. Practical implications are discussed for managers and human resource professionals.
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