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Relationships between work environment factors and presenteeism mediated by employees' health: A preliminary study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective: This study investigates a research framework for presenteeism, in particular, whether work environment factors are indirectly related to presenteeism via employees' health.

    Methods: A total of 336 employees, 107 from a manufacturing company in Europe and 229 from various locations across North America, completed a self-report survey, which measured the association between presenteeism (dependent variable) and several health and work environment factors (independent variables). These relationships were tested using path analysis with bootstrapping in Mplus.

    Results: Presenteeism was directly related to health burden (r = 0.77; P = 0.00) and work environment burden (r = 0.34; P = 0.00). The relationship between work environment burden and presenteeism was partially mediated by health burden (β = 0.08; 95% confidence interval, 0.002 to 0.16).

    Conclusions: These findings suggest both a direct and an indirect relationship between work environment factors and presenteeism at work.

UOW Authors


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

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McGregor, A., Iverson, D., Caputi, P., Magee, C. & Ashbury, F. (2014). Relationships between work environment factors and presenteeism mediated by employees' health: A preliminary study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56 (12), 1319-1324.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84918571696

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1374

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1319

End Page


  • 1324

Volume


  • 56

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Objective: This study investigates a research framework for presenteeism, in particular, whether work environment factors are indirectly related to presenteeism via employees' health.

    Methods: A total of 336 employees, 107 from a manufacturing company in Europe and 229 from various locations across North America, completed a self-report survey, which measured the association between presenteeism (dependent variable) and several health and work environment factors (independent variables). These relationships were tested using path analysis with bootstrapping in Mplus.

    Results: Presenteeism was directly related to health burden (r = 0.77; P = 0.00) and work environment burden (r = 0.34; P = 0.00). The relationship between work environment burden and presenteeism was partially mediated by health burden (β = 0.08; 95% confidence interval, 0.002 to 0.16).

    Conclusions: These findings suggest both a direct and an indirect relationship between work environment factors and presenteeism at work.

UOW Authors


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

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McGregor, A., Iverson, D., Caputi, P., Magee, C. & Ashbury, F. (2014). Relationships between work environment factors and presenteeism mediated by employees' health: A preliminary study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56 (12), 1319-1324.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84918571696

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1374

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1319

End Page


  • 1324

Volume


  • 56

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United States