Individual and work-related predictors of work outcomes related to sustainable employment among male shift and day workers
van de Ven, H.A.
Klein Hesselink, J.
de Boer, M.R.
de Looze, M.P.
van der Klink, J.J.L.
The aim of this study was to examine which individual and work-related characteristics predict work outcomes related to sustainable employment among male shift and day workers. Methods Between 1 September 2005 and 31 December 2009, data on individual and work-related characteristics of N=5640 employees of Tata Steel in the Netherlands were retrieved from the Occupational Health Service and company registers. Work outcomes related to sustainable employment were (i) temporarily being placed in less strenuous work, (ii) sickness absence ≥6 weeks, and (iii) leaving the organization. Cox proportional hazard analyses were performed for all outcome measures. Results Similar predictors were found for shift and day workers although some differences were observed. For shift workers, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease were important predictors for sickness absence. For day workers, insomnia was an important predictor of sickness absence ≥6 weeks. Conclusions Similar predictors in magnitude and direction were found for work outcomes related to sustainable employment among shift and day workers. Interventions aimed at enhancing sustainable employability should focus on individual and work-related characteristics. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences
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Work and Employment
Work schedule tolerance
WHC - Work, Health and Care SP - Sustainable Productivity and Employability
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 40 (40), 287-294