Home and Family Issues Little Neck 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. Risa Giordano
917-502-0881
141East 55th Street Suite 7C
New York, NY
Ms. Marilyn Kurzyna
Marilyn Kurzyna,LCSW

212-677-8655
80 East 11th Street Suite 235
New York, NY
Mrs. Edith McNabb
Edith Paula McNabb, LCSW, BCD

516-466-7363
81 Wooleys Lane
Great Neck, NY
Ms. Maureen Berlings
Maureen Berlings, LCSW

212-541-4428
161 W 54th Street, Suite 204
New York, NY
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. Tracey Cardello
Tracey Cardello. LCSW

516-996-2145
28 E Old Country Rd
Hicksville, NY
Ms. Heidi Kolman
Psychotherapy

917-992-5823
24 5th Ave Ground Fl
New York, NY
Mr. Ricardo Torres
917-482-7565
156 Fifth Ave Suite 1208
New York, NY
Ms. Pamela Young
Pamela Young LCSW, LMFT

914-472-9724
15 Springdale Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
Mr. Andrew Park
Andrew Park Psychotherapy/Addiction Specialist

212-988-0266
300 East 75 St. #22-o office 212-988-0266
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