Home and Family Issues Fredonia 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

Slaughter Margo
(716) 679-1962
3160 Straight Rd
Fredonia, NY
Family Services
(716) 672-8891

Fredonia, NY
Wohlers John
(315) 656-0181
3300 James St
Syracuse, NY
Center For Counseling and Psychotherapy
(631) 758-5495
70 E Main St
Patchogue, NY
Hall Rosemarie F Acsw Lcsw-R
(315) 896-2100

Barneveld, NY
David Farrugia
(716) 888-2393
Silver Creek, NY
Family Wellness Center
(716) 672-8733
55 Lambert Ave
Fredonia, NY
Richmond Hill Family Resource Center
(718) 805-9447
10105 Lefferts Blvd
South Richmond Hill, NY
Queens Mental Health Center
(718) 793-7264
11020 71st Ave
Flushing, NY
Lake Shore Behavioral Health Inc
(716) 822-2117
2600 S Park Ave
Buffalo, NY

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 Fredonia 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.
- Limb Amputation Fredonia NY
- Family Well Test Fredonia NY
- Natural Health Products Fredonia NY
- Continuing Care Assistance Fredonia NY
- Treatment for Children with Autism Fredonia NY
- Pediatrician Visits Fredonia NY
- Natural Cleaning Products Fredonia NY
- Finding Family Practice Doctors Fredonia NY
- Areas Preparation For Bird Flu Fredonia NY