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Sickness presenteeism determines job satisfaction via affective-motivational states

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Karanika-Murray, M and Pontes, HM and Griffiths, MD and Biron, C, Sickness presenteeism determines job satisfaction via affective-motivational states, Social Science and Medicine, 139 pp. 100-106. ISSN 0277-9536 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.035

Abstract

Introduction: Research on the consequences of sickness presenteeism, or the phenomenon of attending work whilst ill, has focused predominantly on identifying its economic, health, and absenteeism outcomes, in the process neglecting important attitudinal-motivational outcomes.

Purpose: A mediation model of sickness presenteeism as a determinant of job satisfaction via affective-motivational states (specifically engagement with work and addiction to work) is proposed. This model adds to the current literature, by focussing on (i) job satisfaction as an outcome of presenteeism, and (ii) the psychological processes associated with this. It posits sickness presenteeism as psychological absence and work engagement and work addiction as motivational states that originate in that.

Methods: An online survey on sickness presenteeism, work engagement, work addiction, and job satisfaction was completed by 158 office workers.

Results: The results of bootstrapped mediation analysis with observable variables supported the model. Sickness presenteeism was negatively associated with job satisfaction. This relationship was fully mediated by both engagement with work and addiction to work, explaining a total of 48.07% of the variance in job satisfaction. Despite the small sample, the data provide preliminary support for the model.

Conclusions: Given that there is currently no available research on the attitudinal consequences of sickness presenteeism, these findings offer promise for advancing theorising in this area.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:presenteeism, job satisfaction, work engagement, work addiction, psychological presence
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)
ID Code:132452
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-07-31
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