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Work-Related Stress, Quitting Intentions and Absenteeism

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  • Leontaridi, Rannia

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    (University of Stirling)

  • Ward-Warmedinger, Melanie E.

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    (European Central Bank)

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    The paper uses data from the International Social Surveys Program (ISSP) to investigate work-related stress among a group of 15 OECD countries. It examines the determinants of work-related stress and explores the importance of work-related stress as a predictor of individuals' quitting behaviour and the rate of absenteeism. We find that those individuals reporting to experience at least some stress in their current position are 10 - 14 % more likely to hold intentions to quit or be absent from work than those without any job stress, with the probability of intending to quit or being absent increasing with successively higher workrelated stress levels.

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    Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 493.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: May 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp493

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    Keywords: job stress; quits; turnover; absenteeism;

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    1. Gamero-Burón, Carlos, 2010. "Evaluación del coste por pérdida de jornadas laborales asociado al estrés laboral: propuesta para España/Assessing the Cost of Lost Working Days Associated With Job Stress: A Proposal for Spain," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 28, pages 689 (20 pá, Diciembre.
    2. González Álvarez, Mª Luz & Gamero-Burón, Carlos, 2013. "Coste de las visitas médicas y urgencias asociadas al estrés laboral en España/Health Care Costs Due to Job Stress in Spain," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 31, pages 417-444, Septiembr.

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