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Den sjuknärvarande läraren: En kvantitativ studie kring sjuknärvaro i relation till hälsa och arbetsorganisatoriska faktorer

Alexson, Emma LU and Otterhag, Frida LU (2013) PSYK01 20131
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Sickness presence, also referred to sickness presenteeism, applies when the individual goes to work, despite feeling ill. This thesis serves to highlight this fairly new research area in the context of compulsory school teachers in the southern part of Sweden. The response rate of the survey was 37 % (n=71 valid cases). Earlier research states that there are many factors with a connection to sickness presence where sickness absence is one of them. Self-rated health, irreplaceability, work load and work related control are others, which are all related to teachers. The results show that sickness presence is indeed present among the respondents. The results also reveal a connection between sickness presence and sickness absence and a... (More)
Sickness presence, also referred to sickness presenteeism, applies when the individual goes to work, despite feeling ill. This thesis serves to highlight this fairly new research area in the context of compulsory school teachers in the southern part of Sweden. The response rate of the survey was 37 % (n=71 valid cases). Earlier research states that there are many factors with a connection to sickness presence where sickness absence is one of them. Self-rated health, irreplaceability, work load and work related control are others, which are all related to teachers. The results show that sickness presence is indeed present among the respondents. The results also reveal a connection between sickness presence and sickness absence and a connection between sickness presence and self-rated health. Lastly, a difference occurred in work demands and level of control between teachers employed at municipal and at independent schools. Sickness presence seems to be widespread among the teachers and may play an important role regarding the health of the workforce. A conclusion we draw from this is that it is time to further the field to get a better understanding of what seems to be an important health and work related factor. (Less)
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Alexson, Emma LU and Otterhag, Frida LU
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PSYK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Sickness presence, self-rated health, sickness absence, work related factors, teachers
language
Swedish
id
3916826
date added to LUP
2013-07-10 16:07:43
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2013-07-10 16:07:43
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  abstract     = {Sickness presence, also referred to sickness presenteeism, applies when the individual goes to work, despite feeling ill. This thesis serves to highlight this fairly new research area in the context of compulsory school teachers in the southern part of Sweden. The response rate of the survey was 37 % (n=71 valid cases). Earlier research states that there are many factors with a connection to sickness presence where sickness absence is one of them. Self-rated health, irreplaceability, work load and work related control are others, which are all related to teachers. The results show that sickness presence is indeed present among the respondents. The results also reveal a connection between sickness presence and sickness absence and a connection between sickness presence and self-rated health. Lastly, a difference occurred in work demands and level of control between teachers employed at municipal and at independent schools. Sickness presence seems to be widespread among the teachers and may play an important role regarding the health of the workforce. A conclusion we draw from this is that it is time to further the field to get a better understanding of what seems to be an important health and work related factor.},
  author       = {Alexson, Emma and Otterhag, Frida},
  keyword      = {Sickness presence,self-rated health,sickness absence,work related factors,teachers},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den sjuknärvarande läraren: En kvantitativ studie kring sjuknärvaro i relation till hälsa och arbetsorganisatoriska faktorer},
  year         = {2013},
}