Factors related to presenteeism among employees of the private sector


MANDIRACIOĞLU A. , BÖLÜKBAŞ O., DEMİREL M., GÜMELİ F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS, vol.21, no.1, pp.80-85, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10803548.2015.1017967
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-85

Abstract

The objective was to explore the relationship between person-based variables and work-related variables of presenteeism in four different private sector workplaces. Employees (N = 413) filled in a questionnaire related to demographic and socio-economic characteristics, social networks, work-related factors, lifestyle factors and state of health. Presenteeism was assessed using the Stanford Presenteeism Scale 6 (SPS-6). The majority of respondents were male (77.2%), and mean age was 34.7 +/- 8.1 years. The prevalence of chronic conditions was 15.9%. The mean score for the SPS-6 was 19.9 (SD, 3.3). The female score was higher than the male score on the SPS-6 in this study. Total score was higher among workers who reported working at high speed. SPS-6 score was higher among individuals with a chronic health problem. Understanding of the workplace and personal factors related to presenteeism may support the health and well-being of workers.