Title

A Preliminary Investigation of Health and Work-Environment Factors on Presenteeism in the Workplace

RIS ID

132321

Publication Details

McGregor, A., Ashbury, F., Caputi, P. & Iverson, D. (2018). A Preliminary Investigation of Health and Work-Environment Factors on Presenteeism in the Workplace. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60 (12), e671-e678.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the health and work-environment factors that are associated with presenteeism.

METHOD: A self-report survey that measured presenteeism, 13 health conditions (eg, stress and allergies), and nine work-environment factors (eg, job strain and leadership) was completed by 229 workers.

RESULTS: The most common health condition was stress, while the most common work-environment factor was job strain. Allergies, asthma, and high blood pressure along with work-life imbalance, poor leadership, and a lack of development opportunities were associated with presenteeism. Finally, several inter-relationships between the health and work-environment factors were also reported.

CONCLUSION: Interventions targeted at the points of intersection among the health conditions and work-environment factors could be a cost-effective way to improve employees' overall well-being at work, and thus reduce presenteeism.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001480