The number of single-person households is rapidly increasing worldwide. Many workers from these households have to work even when they are sick, leading to presenteeism. The study aimed to identify factors affecting presenteeism in workers from single-person households.
This study is a retrospective survey, a secondary data analysis using data from the 5th Korean Working Conditions Survey of 2017.
Of 2,156 workers, 366 (17%) showed presenteeism and 1,790 (83%) did not. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that being a woman, subjective health status being moderate or good, presence of disease, longer commuting hours, and longer working hours per week are related to presenteeism.
To reduce the presenteeism of workers from single-person households, specific programs and organizational policies can be developed.