Work aversion

Work aversion (or aversion to work ) is the state of prevention or not wanting to work or be employed , or the extreme preference of leisure as opposed to work. citation needed ] It can be attributed to laziness , boredom or burnout . [1] Work aversion is not a recognized psychological disorder in the DSM-IV . quote needed ]


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Work aversion commonly occurs and can have a variety of causes. These include:

  • Boredom with work: [1] Holding a job early in life can lead to the impression that all work is boring. [2]


The mental health community does not recognize work and does not recognize the disease. Those Attempting to treat work aversion as an illness May use psychotherapy , counseling , medication , or some more unusual forms of treatment.

In the case where the person has not worked for a workplace, work-hardening can be used to build strength. The person works for a brief period of time in the first week, such as two hours per day and increases the amount of work done. [3]

See also

  • Anti-work
  • Disability fraud
  • drapetomania
  • ergophobia
  • Goofing off
  • Procrastination
  • Refusal of work
  • Slacker
  • Work ethic
  • Work-leisure dichotomy


  1. ^ Jump up to:b Boyes, Roger (2007-09-15). “Forget burnout, boron is the new office disease” . The Times . London.
  2. Jump up^ Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal – Eric Schlosser – Google Books . . Retrieved 2013-07-04 .
  3. Jump up^ “The Pittsburgh Press – Google News Archive Search” . .

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