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Presenteeism: A review and research directions

Available Online http://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2018.02.010
Publication Date March 2019
Author Daniela Lohaus and Wolfgang Habermann
Source Human Resource Management Review
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This qualitative review discusses the conceptualization and correlates of presenteeism and discusses presenteeism in relation to absenteeism. The review discusses issues with conceptualization and measurement, unknown causal positioning of presenteeism correlates, and lack of theoretical framework for selecting presenteeism instead of absenteeism. The authors present a theoretical framework to guide future research. The article concludes with recommendations for future research, including focusing on the decision-making process of employees engaging in presenteeism or absenteeism.

Keywords presenteeism, absenteeism, individual health, individual performance, organizational success
Reference

Lohaus, D., & Habermann, W. (2019). Presenteeism: A review and research directions. Human Resource Management Review, 29, 43-58. doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2018.02.010

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