Stress-related Absence Among Health Care Employees: A Bio-Psychosocial Perspective.
2007 (English)In: European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
Objective: Stress is one of the leading reasons for sickness absence and especially the health care sector appears to be at risk and this study aimed to identify risk-factors of absence due to stress among health care employees in a cross-sectional study. Methods: 225 health care employees was categorized into two groups based on self-rated sickness absence or not. Questionnaire data and stress sensitive hormones measurements were used. Results: Strong significance between the groups was emphasized for work-related factors, social – and home situation. Stress-related sick leave was explained by unsatisfactory work conditions, social situation and less ability to recover. No statistically significant differences were identified regarding stress-sensitive hormones. Conclusions: Factors on different levels (social, work-site and individual) were found to be predictive for stress-related absence. Unexpected result, despite of the study’s cross-sectional nature, was the non-existing significance between stress hormones and stress-related absence.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11453OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11453DiVA: diva2:39222
Föredrag vid 14 th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology.2007-09-142007-09-14