Work performance decrements are associated with Australian working conditions, particularly the demand to work longer hours

Holden, L, Scuffham, PA, Hilton, MF, Vecchio, NN and Whiteford, HA (2010) Work performance decrements are associated with Australian working conditions, particularly the demand to work longer hours. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52 3: 281-290. doi:10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181d1cdbb


Author Holden, L
Scuffham, PA
Hilton, MF
Vecchio, NN
Whiteford, HA
Title Work performance decrements are associated with Australian working conditions, particularly the demand to work longer hours
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-2752
1536-5948
Publication date 2010-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181d1cdbb
Volume 52
Issue 3
Start page 281
End page 290
Total pages 10
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: To demonstrate the importance of including a range of working conditions in models exploring the association between health- and work-related performance.

Methods: The Australian Work Outcomes Research Cost-benefit study cross-sectional screening data set was used to explore health-related absenteeism and work performance losses on a sample of approximately 78,000 working Australians, including available demographic and working condition factors. Data collected using the World Health Organization Health and Productivity Questionnaire were analyzed with negative binomial logistic regression and multinomial logistic regressions for absenteeism and work performance, respectively.

Results:
Hours expected to work, annual wage, and job insecurity play a vital role in the association between health- and work-related performance for both work attendance and self-reported work performance.

Conclusions:
Australian working conditions are contributing to both absenteeism and low work performance, regardless of health status.
©2010The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Keyword Effort reward imbalance
Term sickness absence
Perceived job stress
Psychosocial work
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
School of Public Health Publications
 
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