Home and Family Issues Huntington Station 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

Mrs. Lorna Bosak
Child and Family Psychological Services

631-265-9850
811 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
Ms. Dana Kane-Glickman
Dana Kane-Glickman LCSW

516-702-0957
22 McCulloch Drive
Dix Hills, NY
Ms. Cynthia Pyle
516-319-4263
1400 Wantagh Ave. Suite 201
Wantagh, NY
Mrs. Edith McNabb
Edith Paula McNabb, LCSW, BCD

516-466-7363
81 Wooleys Lane
Great Neck, NY
Dr. Suzanne Velazquez
Butterfly LMSW P.C.

631-666-1951
1303 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY
Ms. Allyson Barbato
Psychotherapist

631-363-2466
982 Montauk Higway
Bayport, NY
Ms. Gina Fattibene
631-879-1840
55 Nesconset Highway
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Ms. Debra Reiss
631-421-1669
76 East Main Street, Ste. 10
Huntington, NY
Ms. Barbara Neuman
516-883-3175
12 Roger Drive
Port Washington, NY
Ms. Suzanne Hecht
Suzanne L. Hecht Corporation Inc.

888-319-6673
100 Manetto Hill Road Suite 205
Plainview, 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