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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (4): 654-668.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00654

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Presenteeism in the Workplace: A New Topic in Organization and Management Research

SUN Jianmin1,2; ZHANG Yejun1   

  1. (1 Department of Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China) (2 School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China)
  • Received:2014-04-11 Online:2015-04-15 Published:2015-04-15
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Presenteeism refers to attending work while ill. Being harmful to personal health of employees and bringing extra costs to organization, presenteeism in the workplace has got attention of organization managers and management and psychology researchers. By reviewing and summarizing previous studies, this paper summarized the concepts and measures of presenteeism in the workplace. We also delineated the antecedents of presenteeism in the workplace from individual, work-related, organizational and group perspectives, and the consequences from individual health-related, individual work-related, and organizational outcomes. Finally, we concluded with an agenda for future research on presenteeism in the workplace.

Key words: attend work while sick, presenteeism, presenteeism in the workplace, antecedents and consequences