Working conditions, strongly influence job performance
The association of corporate work environment factors, health risks, and medical conditions with presenteeism among Australian employees. Musich S, Hook D, Baaner S, Spooner M, Edington DW. Am J Health Promot. 2006. 21: 127-136.
To investigate the impact of work environment factors, health risks and medical conditions on job performance.
1,523 employees from various industries in Australia, who completed a health risk appraisal.
Appraisal data were divided into work factors, health risks and medical conditions, and were compared with presenteeism.
- Life dissatisfaction, job dissatisfaction, stress, use of drugs/medication for relaxation and poor perception of health, all predicted presenteeism.
Of the medical conditions; heart problems, allergies, back pain and asthma were associated with an increased chance of presenteeism.
Average percentage presenteeism (%)
Positive working conditions
Adverse working conditions
Positive work/life balance
Adverse work/life balance
What does this mean?
Health management programmes that include interventions targeting work environments could increase at-work productivity.