Manager support for work/family issues and its impact on employee-reported pain in the extended care setting
Published Date:Sep 2012
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 54(9):1142-1149.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3439598
Funding:U01 5186989-01/PHS HHS/United States
U01 HD051217/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01AG027669/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States
U01HD051217/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01HD051218/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01HD051256/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01HD051276/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01OH008788/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
Supervisor-level policies and the presence of a manager engaged in an employee’s need to achieve work/family balance, or “supervisory support,” may benefit employee health, including self-reported pain.
We conducted a census of employees at four selected extended-care facilities in the Boston metropolitan region (n= 368). Supervisory support was assessed through interviews with managers and pain was employee-reported.
Our multilevel logistic models indicate that employees with managers who report the lowest levels of support for work/family balance experience twice as much overall pain as employees with managers who report high levels of support.
Low supervisory support for work/family balance is associated with an increased prevalence of employee-reported pain in extended-care facilities. We recommend that manager-level policies and practices receive additional attention as a potential risk factor for poor health in this setting.
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