General health assessment vs. job satisfaction: The relationship of indicators of subjective well-being with self-reported absenteeism

Sczesny, Sabine; Thau, Stefan (2004). General health assessment vs. job satisfaction: The relationship of indicators of subjective well-being with self-reported absenteeism. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 48(1), pp. 17-24. Hogrefe 10.1026/0932-4089.48.1.17

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The present study was based on the assumption that people are motivated to gain or maintain their well-being. Being absent from work is conceptualized as a means to this end. We investigated which one of two indicators of subjective well-being - general health assessment versus job satisfaction - is more decisive for the explanation of absenteeism. We expected that the context-independent indicator of psychological and physical well-being would strongly relate to absenteeism, whereas the work-specific indicator was expected to show no relationship to self-reported absenteeism. 1 410 employees of a telecommunication company were surveyed. Results of hierarchical regression analyses support the expected relationship and give correlative hints for the postulated mechanisms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Sczesny, Sabine

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0932-4089

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

German

Submitter:

Sabine Sczesny

Date Deposited:

09 Feb 2016 14:15

Last Modified:

10 Sep 2017 07:14

Publisher DOI:

10.1026/0932-4089.48.1.17

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Absentismus, Fehlzeiten, subjektives Wohlbefinden, Arbeitszufriedenheit, absenteeism, work absence, subjective well-being, job satisfaction

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75305

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75305

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