2004
Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Health and job performance of people working in sheltered employment

Health and job performance of people working in sheltered employment

S. Oomens, T. de Jong & R. Blonk, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 22, November 2009, nr. 4, pp. 411-427.

In order to reintegrate a group of people who have received social assistance benefits (WWB) for a long time, the city of Rotterdam started a project called 'Experiment Sheltered Employment'. In this study we investigate the relationship between health complaints and job performance among this group of former unemployed. Our sample consists of 97 people who are working in sheltered jobs. Three months after their placement in sheltered employment, their job performance has been evaluated by their employer. Our results show, that people who in general feel more vital and healthy do perform better in their jobs. The type of health complaints seemed to be unrelated to job performance. Although related, the contribution of health complaints to one's job performance appears to be modest. Job performance was mostly affected by the duration of the unemployment period.

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