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ERIC Number: EJ1118650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
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Presenteeism Attitudes and Behavior among Missouri Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade (K-12) School Nurses
Rebmann, Terri; Turner, James Austin; Kunerth, Allison K.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n6 p407-415 Dec 2016
Working while ill (presenteeism) with symptoms of influenza-like illness can contribute to outbreaks, but little is known about school nurse presenteeism. Missouri Association of School Nurses members (N = 396) were sent a survey in 2013/2014. A chi square test was conducted to compare having a school culture that encourages presenteeism versus actual sick leave policies. Multivariate logistic regression was conducted to delineate factors associated with presenteeism. In total, 133 school nurses participated (33.6% response rate). Almost half (42.1%, n = 56) reported presenteeism. Nurses were more likely to feel pressure to engage in presenteeism than reported punitive sick leave policies (14.3% vs. 3.8%, ?[superscript 2] = 18.3, p < 0.001). Presenteeism was associated with perceived pressure, odds ratio (OR) = 4.8, confidence interval (CI) = [1.5, 15.8], p < 0.01, and having a mild illness, OR = 3.6, CI = [1.4, 9.7], p = 0.01. Many school nurses engage in presenteeism, and this appears to be associated with organizational cultural norms rather than established sick leave policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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