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Sung Won Jung 2 Articles
Associations Between Activities Outside Work and Presenteeism Among Korean Wage Workers: An Analysis Using a Nationwide Survey
Sung Won Jung, June-Hee Lee, Kyung-Jae Lee
J Prev Med Public Health. 2019;52(5):292-298.   Published online August 2, 2019
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Presenteeism is currently recognized as a significant global health issue that can potentially cause productivity losses. Hence, many studies have analyzed the relationships between workplace factors and presenteeism. However, few studies have considered non-occupational factors. This study examined the associations between presenteeism and activities outside work, including volunteering, self-development, leisure/sports, and gardening and house repair activities, in Korean wage workers.
This study analyzed the fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey, in which a total of 19 294 wage workers participated. To identify relationships between presenteeism and activities outside work, multivariate logistic regression analysis was used after adjusting for general and occupational characteristics.
Self-development and leisure/sports activities significantly increased the odds ratio (OR) of presenteeism (OR, 1.166; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.061 to 1.282 and OR, 1.276; 95% CI, 1.181 to 1.379, respectively).
Certain activities outside work, such as self-development or leisure/sports, were related to presenteeism among Korean wage workers. Although many previous studies have emphasized the positive effects of those activities on health, this study documented negative effects of these activities outside work on health.
Korean summary
본 연구는 제4차 근로환경조사를 통해 한국인 임금근로자들에서 다양한 ‘업무 외 활동’과 프리젠티즘과의 연관성을 알아보았다. 자기계발 및 레저/스포츠활동 등의 ‘업무 외 활동’에 참여할 경우 프리젠티즘 위험도가 상승했으며, 이를 통해 자기계발의 긍정적인 역할을 강조 하였던 기존 연구들과는 달리 ‘업무 외 활동’의 부정적인 면을 확인 할 수 있었다.


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    Valérie Hervieux, Caroline Biron, Justine Dima
    American Journal of Health Promotion.2023; 37(8): 1147.     CrossRef
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    William Rafael Almeida Moraes, Laura Maria Tomazi Neves, Rita Cristina Cotta Alcântara
    ABCS Health Sciences.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
Neighborhood Characteristics and Individual Health under Korean Context.
Sung Won Jung, Young Tae Cho
J Prev Med Public Health. 2005;38(3):259-266.
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Recently much attention has been paid to the effect of neighborhood characteristics on the health of individuals, independent of individual demographic and/or socioeconomic characteristics. Although many empirical studies of a kind, mostly based on Western society, have appeared on various international journals, few studies have shown empirical evidence of neighborhood characteristics as an independent and significant risk factor of ill health in Korea. This paper discusses possible reasons that neighborhood seems to be neither significant nor substantial regarding its impact on the health of Koreans. Addressing the uniqueness of Korean society regarding the concept of neighborhood, attributes of neighborhoods, and methodological challenges, authors suggest that more sophisticated conceptual and methodological approach, specific to Korean society, should enable to reveal the effect of neighborhood characteristics on individual health in Korea.

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