publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Time Pressure, Time Autonomy, and Sickness Absenteeism in Hospital Employees: A Longitudinal Study on Organizational Absenteeism Records

Maria U. Kottwitz; Volker Schade; Christian Burger; Lorenz Radlinger; Achim Elfering;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Background: Although work absenteeism is in the focus of occupational health, longitudinal studies on organizational absenteeism records in hospital work are lacking. This longitudinal study tests time pressure and lack of time autonomy to be related to higher sickness absenteeism. Methods: Data was collected for 180 employees (45% nurses) of a Swiss hospital at baseline and at follow-up after 1 year. Absent times (hours per month) were received from the human resources department of the hospital. One-year follow-up of organizational absenteeism records were regressed on self-reported job satisfaction, time pressure, and time autonomy (i.e., control) at baseline...
Subjects
free text keywords: 150 Psychology, 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology, Original Article, healthcare, occupational health, time autonomy, work absenteeism, work stress, 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Limiting, Longitudinal study, Health care, business.industry, business, Human resources, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Nursing, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Job satisfaction, Occupational safety and health, Absenteeism
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