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The relation between indicators of low employment quality and attendance behavior in countries of the European Union

Heidi Janssens UGent, Lutgart Braeckman UGent, Bart De Clercq UGent, Dirk De Bacquer UGent and Els Clays UGent (2017) JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 39(4). p.e127-e133
abstract
Background: Previous research demonstrated an association between low employment quality and lower sickness absence, which may be explained by presenteeism. Therefore, this study aimed exploring the relation between three indicators of employment quality ( long working hours, precarious employment, job insecurity) and attendance behavior. Methods: The association between employment quality and attendance behavior was investigated in 28.999 workers ( mean age: 40.0 years, 53% males) of the fifth wave of the European Working Conditions Survey, using multilevel multinomial logistic regression analysis. Attendance behavior was operationalized as different combinations of sickness absence and presenteeism. Results: Those working > 48 h/week, had a higher risk to report presenteeism ( with or without sickness absence). They had a lower risk to report sickness absence without presenteeism. Workers with a precarious contract had a lower risk to report absenteeism without presenteeism and the combination of both presenteeism and absenteeism. Finally, for workers perceiving job insecurity, the risk for presenteeism without sickness absence was significantly higher. Conclusions: Several indicators of low employment quality were associated with attendance behavior, suggesting a complex behavioral mechanism in workers facing low job quality employment. Therefore, policy makers are recommended to re-establish the indefinite contractual employment as the standard, avoiding long working hours.
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education, employment and skills, work environment, LONG WORKING HOURS, SICKNESS ABSENCE, PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS, PROSPECTIVE COHORT, JOB INSECURITY, HEALTH, PRESENTEEISM, ASSOCIATION, MORTALITY, EMPLOYEES
journal title
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
J. Public Health
volume
39
issue
4
pages
e127 - e133
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Article
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000419574800001
ISSN
1741-3842
DOI
10.1093/pubmed/fdw112
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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8133343
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8133343
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2016-11-04 19:20:12
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  abstract     = {Background: Previous research demonstrated an association between low employment quality and lower sickness absence, which may be explained by presenteeism. Therefore, this study aimed exploring the relation between three indicators of employment quality ( long working hours, precarious employment, job insecurity) and attendance behavior. 
Methods: The association between employment quality and attendance behavior was investigated in 28.999 workers ( mean age: 40.0 years, 53\% males) of the fifth wave of the European Working Conditions Survey, using multilevel multinomial logistic regression analysis. Attendance behavior was operationalized as different combinations of sickness absence and presenteeism. 
Results: Those working {\textrangle} 48 h/week, had a higher risk to report presenteeism ( with or without sickness absence). They had a lower risk to report sickness absence without presenteeism. Workers with a precarious contract had a lower risk to report absenteeism without presenteeism and the combination of both presenteeism and absenteeism. Finally, for workers perceiving job insecurity, the risk for presenteeism without sickness absence was significantly higher. 
Conclusions: Several indicators of low employment quality were associated with attendance behavior, suggesting a complex behavioral mechanism in workers facing low job quality employment. Therefore, policy makers are recommended to re-establish the indefinite contractual employment as the standard, avoiding long working hours.},
  author       = {Janssens, Heidi and Braeckman, Lutgart and De Clercq, Bart and De Bacquer, Dirk and Clays, Els},
  issn         = {1741-3842},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH},
  keyword      = {education,employment and skills,work environment,LONG WORKING HOURS,SICKNESS ABSENCE,PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS,PROSPECTIVE COHORT,JOB INSECURITY,HEALTH,PRESENTEEISM,ASSOCIATION,MORTALITY,EMPLOYEES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {e127--e133},
  title        = {The relation between indicators of low employment quality and attendance behavior in countries of the European Union},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw112},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Janssens, Heidi, Lutgart Braeckman, Bart De Clercq, Dirk De Bacquer, and Els Clays. 2017. “The Relation Between Indicators of Low Employment Quality and Attendance Behavior in Countries of the European Union.” Journal of Public Health 39 (4): e127–e133.
APA
Janssens, H., Braeckman, L., De Clercq, B., De Bacquer, D., & Clays, E. (2017). The relation between indicators of low employment quality and attendance behavior in countries of the European Union. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 39(4), e127–e133.
Vancouver
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Janssens H, Braeckman L, De Clercq B, De Bacquer D, Clays E. The relation between indicators of low employment quality and attendance behavior in countries of the European Union. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 2017;39(4):e127–e133.
MLA
Janssens, Heidi, Lutgart Braeckman, Bart De Clercq, et al. “The Relation Between Indicators of Low Employment Quality and Attendance Behavior in Countries of the European Union.” JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 39.4 (2017): e127–e133. Print.