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Arbetsvillkorens samband med sjukfrånvaro och sjuknärvaro : En studie av hemtjänstpersonal
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Sickness absence is a measure of health and is therefore an important issue. To get a complete picture it´s important to also include in the discussion sickness presenteeism, working while ill, and voluntary absence, staying at home without illness. Working conditions have been proven to play a role for the three aspects which is why this study aims to further investigate the connections between them. The method used was secondary processing on interview data collected from two home care teams, one having a low and the other a high sickness absence. The results showed that there were big differences concerning working conditions, where the group with the high sickness absence perceived more stress, less control and less support from colleagues and superiors. It´s not possible to see any differences in prevalence of sickness presenteeism, but there is a difference in attitude. The group with the high sickness absence perceives sickness presenteeism to be a demand and the other group perceives it to be an opportunity. The results indicate the complexity of the problem of sickness absence and the importance of including working conditions in the discussion.

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2011. , 27 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12613OAI: diva2:425883
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-29 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2011-06-29Bibliographically approved

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