Chapter 5. Sickness Presenteeism and Attendance Pressure Factors: Implications for Practice

  1. Cary L. Cooper Professor Editor-in-Chief President Chair Fellow3,
  2. Dr. James Campbell Quick Professor Fellow4 and
  3. Marc J. Schabracq health psychologist consultant5
  1. Caroline Biron1 and
  2. Per Øystein Saksvik2

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch5

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Biron, C. and Saksvik, P. Ø. (2009) Sickness Presenteeism and Attendance Pressure Factors: Implications for Practice, in International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition (eds C. L. Cooper, J. C. Quick and M. J. Schabracq), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK

  2. 4

    Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, PO Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019-0377, USA

  3. 5

    Human Factor Development, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, UK

  2. 2

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998069

Online ISBN: 9780470682357

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Keywords:

  • sickness presenteeism and attendance pressure factors - implications for practice;
  • implications for health promotion and occupational health programmes;
  • organizational culture - role in shaping decisions about coming to work when ill;
  • measurement of consequences of presenteeism;
  • presenteeism and absenteeism - consequences thereof;
  • predictors of sickness presenteeism;
  • exploring implications for organizational actions;
  • Is Work Good for Your Health and Well-Being;
  • examples of interventions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Sickness Presenteeism

  • Consequences of Presenteeism and Absenteeism

  • Predictors of Sickness Presenteeism

  • Implications for Practice

  • References