Master's Theses


Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of the researcher was to investigate workaholism in Family Practice Physicians in the state of Kansas. The sample size included 147 subjects. The independent variables investigated included gender, age, size of community practiced in, marital status, and marital satisfaction. The dependent variable was the score from the Work Addiction Risk Test. All null hypotheses were tested at the .0500 level. Five composite null hypotheses were tested with three-way analysis of variance (general linear model). A total of 15 comparisons were made plus 6 recurring. Of the 15 comparisons, 5 were for main effects and 10 were interactions. Of the 5 main effects, 1 was statistically significant at the .0500 level. None of the 10 interactions was statistically significant. The results of the present study appear to support the following generalizations. 1) practicing Family Physicians who reported the lowest marital satisfaction have higher work addiction than those who are not married, 2. the gender of Family Physicians is not associated with work addiction. 3. the age of Family Physicians is not associated with work addiction. 4. the size of community in which Family Physicians practice is not associated with work addiction. 5. the marital status of Family Physicians is not associated with work addiction, and 6. Practicing Family Physicians do not appear to be work addicted.


Bill Daley

Date of Award

Spring 1998

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


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