The well-being assessment for productivity: A well-being approach to presenteeism
Date of Original Version
Objective: To develop a presenteeism assessment, the Well-Being Assessment for Productivity (WBA-P), that provides an informative evaluation of job performance loss due to well-being related barriers. Method: The WBA-P was developed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis using survey data from 1827 employed individuals. Evidence of criterion-related validity was established using multivariate analysis of variance across measures of health and well-being. Results: A hierarchical, two-factor model demonstrated good fit and included factors capturing productivity loss from personal reasons (WBA-PP) and work environment (WBA-PW). Significant interactions existed between these and previously validated presenteeism measures with respect to physical and emotional health, risk factors, and life evaluation. Conclusions: This initial psychometric evidence suggests that the WBA-P and its subscales are valid measures of presenteeism that capture actionable well-being-related performance barriers. Copyright © 2011 by American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Prochaska, James O., Kerry E. Evers, Janet L. Johnson, Patricia H. Castle, Janice M. Prochaska, Lindsay E. Sears, Elizabeth Y. Rula, and James E. Pope. "The well-being assessment for productivity: A well-being approach to presenteeism." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 53, 7 (2011): 735-742. doi:10.1097/JOM.0b013e318222af48.