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Document ID (ISN)68610
CIS number 97-692
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ryan J., Zwerling C., Jones M.
Title Cigarette smoking at hire as a predictor of employment outcome
Bibliographic information Sep. 1996, Vol.38, No.9, p.928-933. 27 ref.
Abstract A one-year follow-up study of a cohort of 2,537 U.S. postal service workers showed that cigarette smoking at the time of hire was associated with increased risk of accidents, injuries, disciplinary measures and involuntary turnover. In a follow-up study one year later, smokers' elevated risks for accidents, injuries and discipline had decreased, while the risk for involuntary turnover was slightly higher. Absence rates for smokers were higher in both periods. Employees who are known to smoke at the time of hire are at increased risk of adverse employment outcomes.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; postal services; human factors
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; USA; dismissal; long-term study; disciplinary measures; sickness absenteeism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Communications industry
Psychological factors