This study aimed to investigate whether certain aspects of the God image, and characteristics of attachment to God, can be related to work addiction risk. The sample consisted of 215 Hungarian adults (mean age 37.9). Regarding the two measured aspects of the God image, the Loving God image was linked with work addiction risk through its weak negative contribution to self-esteem, whereas the Controlling God image was in a weak direct association with work addiction risk. Anxiety about abandonment by God showed a strong positive correlation with work addiction risk, and also predicted it negatively through self-esteem. The results suggest that anxious attachment to God might contribute to work addiction risk.
Building on previous conceptualization of different religious reasons for goal striving we tested whether normative religious motivation (NRM, e.g., following church norms) and transcendental religious motivation (TRM, e.g., striving for spiritual communion with the transcendent) for personal projects predict positive and negative emotions as well as well-being indices. In this cross-sectional study 396 Hungarian adults rated their most characteristic everyday goals from the aspect of their religious reasons (NRM and TRM) and the positive and negative emotions associated to them, and also scored their satisfaction, level of self-actualization, and meaningfulness regarding these goals. The results showed that NRM was associated with negative emotions, while TRM was connected more to positive emotions. Moreover, emotional meaning of the projects mediated between the religious reasons for projects and well-being.