The effect of participation in an employee fitness program on reduction of absenteeism due to illness on three different worksites (police force, chemical industry, banking) was studied.
The study used a longitudinal pretest-posttest design.
From 884 subjects, data were collected on absenteeism in the pre-intervention year and on absenteeism in the first year of the fitness program.
The subjects were divided into three groups : high participation, low participation, and no participation in the employee fitness program.
Results of covariance analyses show that the high participation group had a significant decline in sick days (4.8 days), while the low and no participation groups showed no change in sick days.
Even when self-selection in the participation in an employee fitness program seems to be present, there is potentially for a great deal to be gained from participation of this self-selected group in terms of changed sick days.
Mots-clés Pascal : Travailleur, Fitness, Sport, Exercice physique, Diminution, Absentéisme, Programme, Participation, Prévention, Maladie, Organisation travail, Entreprise, Pays Bas, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Worker, Fitness, Sport, Physical exercise, Decrease, Absenteeism, Program, Participation, Prevention, Disease, Job engineering, Firm, Netherlands, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0518008
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 13/02/1998.