The aim of this study was to examine the longitudinal relationship between job satisfaction and total productivity-related costs, and between job satisfaction and absenteeism and presenteeism costs separately. A secondary aim was to explore whether these relationships differed across job types.
Linear generalized estimating equation analyses were used to explore the longitudinal relationships. To explore whether the relationships differed across job types, stratified analyses were performed.
A significant relationship was found between job satisfaction and total productivity-related costs [β = €−273; 95% confidence interval (95% CI): −407 to −200] and between job satisfaction and presenteeism costs (β = €−276; 95% CI: −367 to −235), but not between job satisfaction and absenteeism costs. These relationships differed across job types.
Higher levels of job satisfaction were longitudinally related to lower total productivity-related costs and presenteeism costs, but not to lower absenteeism costs. These relationships seem to differ across job types.
Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam (Ms Arnold, Dr van Tulder, Ms Nieboer, Dr van Dongen); Department of Public and Occupational Health and the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center (Drs Coffeng, Boot, van der Beek); Body@Work, Research Center for Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO-VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Drs Coffeng, Boot, van der Beek, van Tulder, van Dongen).
Address correspondence to: Johanna M. van Dongen, PhD, VU University, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 BT Amsterdam, the Netherlands (email@example.com).
Authors Arnold, Coffeng, Boot, van der Beek, van Tulder, Nieboer and van Dongen have no other relationships/conditions/circumstances that present potential conflict of interest.
The JOEM editorial board and planners have no financial interest related to this research.
This project is part of a research program called “Vitality In Practice,” which is funded by Fonds Nuts Ohra (Nuts Ohra Foundation).