Association of Contractual and Subjective Job Insecurity With Sickness Presenteeism Among Public Sector Employees
2010 (English)In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, E-ISSN 1536-5948, Vol. 52, no 8, 830-835 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE:: We examined the associations of contractual job insecurity (fixed-term vs permanent employment contract) and subjectively assessed job insecurity with sickness presenteeism among those who had no sickness absences during the study year. METHODS:: Survey data from a sample of 18,454 Public sector employees were gathered in 2004 (the Finnish Public Sector study). RESULTS:: Fixed-term employees were less likely to report working while ill (odds ratio = 0.88, 95% confidence interval = 0.77 to 0.99) than permanent employees. Subjective insecurity was associated with higher levels of working while ill, and this association was stronger among older employees. These results remained after adjustments for demographics, health-related variables, and optimism. CONCLUSIONS:: Our results suggest that subjective job insecurity might be even more important than contractual insecurity when a public sector employee makes the decision to go to work despite feeling ill.
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2010. Vol. 52, no 8, 830-835 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42148DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181ec7e23ISI: 000280856400009PubMedID: 20657303Local ID: P2808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42148DiVA: diva2:344177