2013-02-01 12:00 - Messages

The Combination of Work Organizational Climate and Individual Work Commitment Predicts Return to Work in Women But Not in Men

Objective: To analyze if the combination of organizational climate and work commitment can predict return to work (RTW). Methods: This prospective Swedish study was based on 2285 participants, 19 to 64 years old, consecutively selected from the employed population, newly sick-listed for more than 14 days. Data were collected in 2008 through postal questionnaire and from register data. Results: Among women, the combination of good organizational climate and fair work commitment predicted an early RTW with an adjusted relative risk of 2.05 (1.32 to 3.18). Among men, none of the adjusted variables or combinations of variables was found significantly to predict RTW. Conclusions: This study demonstrated the importance of integrative effects of organizational climate and individual work commitment on RTW among women. These factors did not predict RTW in men. More research is needed to understand the RTW process among men.

Source : Holmgren, K., Ekbladh, E., Gunnel, H., Dellve, L. The Combination of Work Organizational Climate and Individual Work Commitment Predicts Return to Work in Women But Not in Men. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, February 2013, vol. 55, Issue 2, p 121–127.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182820536

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