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Document ID (ISN)110958
CIS number 10-0594
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) L÷ve J., Grimby-Ekman A., Ekl÷f M., Hagberg M., Dellve L.
Title "Pushing oneself too hard": Performance-based self-esteem as a predictor of sickness presenteeism among young adult women and men--a cohort study
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.52, No.6, p.603-609. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to examine whether young adults with highly performance-based self-esteem (PBSE) were present at work/studies when ill more frequently than were others. The association between PBSE and sickness presenteeism (SP) >5 times/yr (retrospectively at 1-year follow-up) was examined by data from a Swedish cohort of 5582 young adults aged 20 to 25 years. PBSE was a predictor of SP even when adjusting for general health, psychological demands, physical demands, economic problems and main occupation. A synergy effect was also observed between PBSE and environmental and personal factors in relation to SP. The effect of PBSE on SP was four times higher among individuals with poor health, compared to individuals with good health. These results provide support for the role of personality characteristics as a predictor of frequent SP.
Descriptors (primary) presenteeism; state of health; young persons; individual variables
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; sickness absenteeism; psychology of work organization; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors