Three studies were conducted on the nature and extent of presenteeism in Singapore between 2008 and 2011. The first was conducted between August 2008 and February 2009. Two hundred and forty-four working adults participated in this study, of which 159 (65 per cent) were reported to have gone to work despite being sick. The second study was conducted between August 2009 and February 2010. Two hundred and eighty working adults took part, of which 268 (96 per cent) reported to have engaged in presenteeism behaviour. The third study, conducted from August 2011 to February 2012, involved 462 working adults. Each of these studies focused on slightly different issues of presenteeism. Extracts of these three studies are presented separately in Chapters 5, 6 and 7. This present chapter is based on the first Singapore study, between August 2008 and February 2009.
KeywordsSick Leave Sickness Absenteeism Productivity Loss Female Employee Work Effectiveness
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