Home and Family Issues Wyandanch 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. Teresa Simeone
Teresa Simeone

631-495-5958
707 Third Ave
East Northport, NY
Ms. Joan Shapiro
Joan E. Shapiro, LCSW, BCD

631-271-4037
177 Main Street Suite 207
Huntington, NY
Ms. Michele Degati
NY Center for Behavioral Health

516-472-7127
287 Northern Boulevard Suite 100
Great Neck, NY
Ms. Denise Wind
Therapy Solutions, LLC

516-897-6778
124 N. Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY
Mr. Herb Bardavid
Herb Bardavid, LCSW

516-829-6931
5 Shadow Lane
Great Neck, NY
Ms. Barbara Neuman
516-883-3175
12 Roger Drive
Port Washington, NY
Mrs. Sheila Schechtman
Sheila A. Schechtman, LCSW, BCD

631-543-1001
340 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY
Ms. Karen Morgenstern
Karen Morgenstern, LCSW-R, CASAC

631-969-1212
267 Middle Country Road Bldg. B23
Smithtown, NY
Ms. Jill Kofler
631-525-3521
496 Smithtown Bypass Ste. 304
Smithtown, 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