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Document ID (ISN)106922
CIS number 07-991
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Voss M., Floderus B., Diderichsen F.
Title How do job characteristics, family situation, domestic work, and lifestyle factors relate to sickness absence? A study based on Sweden Post
Bibliographic information Nov. 2004, Vol.46, No.11, p.1134-1143. 42 ref.
Abstract This study examined the relationship between characteristics of working life and private life and sickness absence. Questionnaire data for 1557 female and 1913 male employees of the Swedish postal service were linked to registered sickness absence by multivariate regression analyses. Apart from health problems, clear associations with sickness absence were observed for complaints attributed to heavy, arduous work, and sickness presenteeism. The use of tranquilizers, the occurrence of bullying, and the existence of a high total workload from paid and unpaid work were associated with sickness absence in women. The use of alcohol as a sedative, anxiety of reorganization, not holding a supervisor position, adverse life events and divorce were related to sickness absence in men.
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; Sweden; postal services; conditions of work; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) presenteeism; drug dependence; bullying; alcoholism; social aspects; physical workload; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; state of health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark; Sweden
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Communications industry
Bullying and mobbing
Alcohol and drug abuse