Online Program

Association of Healthy Work Culture and Worksite Health Culture with Presenteeism

Monday, November 2, 2015

Yao-Tsung Chang, MPH, School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ruey-Yu Chen, PhD, School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ching-Ying Yeh, MS, PhD, School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Propose: Presenteeism was defined as ever getting ill or feeling uncomfortable and thinking one need absent but still going to work. Until now, there were no research about the association between working culture, worksite health culture and presenteeism. The aim of this study was to explore it.

Methods: Data of a self-reported questionnaire were collected from 1537 employees, who joined the study on a voluntary basis, in fifteen companies in northern Taiwan.

Result: Employee who was female, younger ones, higher education level and private sectors has higher odd ratio on presenteeism. Both better worksite health culture and lower work pressure yielded a result of lower presenteeism. Among four dimensions of worksite health culture, supportive environment on healthy behaviors like the value of healthy lifestyles and the supports of supervisor and coworkers on healthy lifestyles, was the one of most influence.

Conclusion: Although work culture and worksite health culture are quiet different things, both of them are important to presenteeism. For improving employees’ long-term health, the enterprises, especially the private sectors, should pay attention to presenteeism and make efforts in creating better worksite health culture and reducing work press.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify the association of healthy work culture and worksite health culture with presenteeism. Discuss how worksite health promotion prevent presenteeism and improve employee’s health. To provide region-based information.

Keyword(s): Workplace, Behavioral Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am main researcher in this program and our team have research experiences for years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.