Home and Family Issues Oneonta 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

Agoglia Barbara-Sue
(607) 433-0209
75 Market St
Oneonta, NY
Paluch Catherine
(607) 433-0161
78 Chestnut St
Oneonta, NY
Black Charlotte Csw-R Lcsw
(607) 432-0475
143 Main St Ste 208
Oneonta, NY
Thistle Judith M Div
(607) 432-9039
50 Dietz St
Oneonta, NY
Apc Hegeman Eap and Counseling Services
(607) 432-9039
50 Dietz St
Oneonta, NY
Apc-Hegeman
(607) 432-9039
50 Dietz St Ste K
Oneonta, NY
Dunham-Davis Sallie
(607) 433-0209
75 Market St
Oneonta, NY
Mills Ann Marie
(607) 436-9033
3200 Chestnut St Ste 12
Oneonta, NY
Family Resource Network Inc
(607) 432-0001
46 Oneida St Ste 1
Oneonta, NY
Juliano Christine
(607) 433-0209
75 Market St
Oneonta, 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
- Areas Preparation For Bird Flu Oneonta NY
There are four essential areas that you must address to prepare for the bird-flu pandemic: 1) “social distancing”; 2) commodities—The bird-flu virus is extremely contagious; it is transmitted though casual contact with a contagious person (who might not have any symptoms during the first 24 hours of infection), through touching contaminated objects, and through the air. Read on and learn more.
- Treatment for Children with Autism Oneonta NY
- Pediatrician Visits Oneonta NY
- Home Delivery Diet Oneonta NY
- Finding Family Practice Doctors Oneonta NY
- Natural Health Products Oneonta NY
- Limb Amputation Oneonta NY
- Natural Cleaning Products Oneonta NY
- Continuing Care Assistance Oneonta NY
- Family Well Test Oneonta NY