Home and Family Issues Corona NY

When home and family issues interfere with work, employees take more sick days, a new study has found. Belgian researchers assessed work-family conflict among nearly 3,000 workers and found that absenteeism was higher for those who reported that problems at home were interfering with work.

Local Companies

Ms. Heather Jacobsen
Therapy In NYC

347-449-4565
875 Sixth Avenue Suite #1603
New York, NY
Ms. Barbara Neuman
516-883-3175
12 Roger Drive
Port Washington, NY
Mr. George Tani
646-522-4082
106 East 81st Street Suite 1C
New York, NY
Ms. Marsha Ontell
Marsha K. Ontell & Associates

201-592-6628
325 Magnolia Place
Leonia, NJ
Ms. Sue Matorin
Dept.of Psychiatry/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Payne Whitney Clinic

212-746-5772
525 East 68th Street Box 140
New York, NY
Ms. Angela DeCandia-Presuto
973-444-0021
311 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Mr. Michael Welikson
Private

917-715-9061
330 West 58th Street Suite 601
New York, NY
Mr. Jerry Pecker
212-496-5494
201 West 74th Street, Ste 15C
New York, NY
Mr. Jeff Robinson
Jeff Robinson, LCSW LLC

646-413-9416
817 Broadway Suite 524
New York, NY
Ms. Cara Brendler
Cara Brendler, LMSW

646-425-4293
245 Fifth Avenue Suite 2205
New York, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

FRIDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- When home and family issues interfere with work, employees take more sick days, a new study has found.

Belgian researchers assessed work-family conflict among nearly 3,000 workers and found that absenteeism was higher for those who reported that problems at home were interfering with work. These employees felt the demands they faced at home made them tired at work.

Workers with high levels of home-work interference were more likely to have at least three sick leave episodes per year and to take 10 or more sick days per year, the study authors found.

Although some workers reported work interference at home, this did not increase use of sick days.

The findings suggest that companies seeking ways to reduce employee absenteeism might want to consider "family-friendly employment policies or specific strategies that enable a better harmony between private and work life, such as flexible work schedules," according to lead study author Els Clays of Ghent University and colleagues.

But more research is needed to assess whether such policies actually reduce sick leave, they noted.

The study appears in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

More information

Mental Health America has more about home and work balance.

SOURCE: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, news release, August 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Home Delivery Diet Corona NY
A home delivery diet can certainly help you to overcome the burden of preparing meals for your family. It could also save you from trying to figure out what meal is best for your family to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Areas Preparation For Bird Flu Corona NY
- Limb Amputation Corona NY
- Natural Cleaning Products Corona NY
- Family Well Test Corona NY
- Treatment for Children with Autism Corona NY
- Pediatrician Visits Corona NY
- Natural Health Products Corona NY
- Continuing Care Assistance Corona NY
- Finding Family Practice Doctors Corona NY