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The Concept of Health-Promoting Collaboration—A Starting Point to Reduce Presenteeism?

  • Background: Since presenteeism is related to numerous negative health and work-related effects, measures are required to reduce it. There are initial indications that how an organization deals with health has a decisive influence on employees’ presenteeism behavior. Aims: The concept of health-promoting collaboration was developed on the basis of these indications. As an extension of healthy leadership it includes not only the leader but also co-workers. In modern forms of collaboration, leaders cannot be assigned sole responsibility for employees’ health, since the leader is often hardly visible (digital leadership) or there is no longer a clear leader (shared leadership). The study examines the concept of health-promoting collaboration in relation to presenteeism. Relationships between health-promoting collaboration, well-being and work ability are also in focus, regarding presenteeism as a mediator. Methods: The data comprise the findings of a quantitative survey of 308 employees at a German university of applied sciences. Correlation and mediator analyses were conducted. Results: The results show a significant negative relationship between health-promoting collaboration and presenteeism. Significant positive relationships were found between health-promoting collaboration and both well-being and work ability. Presenteeism was identified as a mediator of these relationships. Conclusion: The relevance of health-promoting collaboration in reducing presenteeism was demonstrated and various starting points for practice were proposed. Future studies should investigate further this newly developed concept in relation to presenteeism.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Rebecca Komp, Simone Kauffeld, Patrizia Ianiro-Dahm
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in Psychology
Article Number:782597
Number of pages:9
Publisher:Frontiers Media
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2022/01/13
Copyright:© 2022 Komp, Kauffeld and Ianiro-Dahm. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
Keyword:Well-being; health management; health-promoting collaboration; presenteeism; work ability
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 65 Management, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit / 650 Management und unterstützende Tätigkeiten
Open access funding:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg / Graduierteninstitut
Entry in this database:2022/01/13
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International