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

Journal Article


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.

UOW Authors


  •   McGregor, Alisha (external author)
  •   Ashbury, Fred D. (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Iverson, Donald C. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • 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.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85058443876

Start Page


  • e671

End Page


  • e678

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United States

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.

UOW Authors


  •   McGregor, Alisha (external author)
  •   Ashbury, Fred D. (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Iverson, Donald C. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • 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.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85058443876

Start Page


  • e671

End Page


  • e678

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United States