|Document ID (ISN)||109083|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||vanáRhenen W., Schaufeli W.B., vanáDijk F.J.H., Blonk R.W.B.
||Coping and sickness absence
||Feb. 2008, Vol.81, No.4, p.461-472. 64 ref.
||The aim of this study was to examine the role of coping styles in sickness absence. Based on the fact that, contrary to reactive-passive focused strategies, problem-solving strategies are generally associated with positive results in terms of well-being and overall health outcome, the hypothesis was that such strategies are positively related to a low frequency of sickness absence and with short durations per spell. Data were collected from 3628 employees of a Dutch telecom company who were subsequently followed for one year for sickness absence. In accordance with the hypothesis, and after adjustment for potential confounders, employees with an active problem-solving coping strategy were less prone to sickness absence in terms of frequency and duration. The median time before the onset of a new episode of absenteeism is significantly extended for active problem-solving and reduced for avoidance and for a palliative response.
||sickness absenteeism; stress factors; telecommunications
||Netherlands; individual variables; frequency rates; mental health; survey; psychology of absenteeism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout