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Exploring the perception of Leadership by reviewing Physical Activity and Sick Leave within Organizational Settings
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The costs of sick leave in Sweden are high and the majority of sickness cases have been

related to psychological diseases included depression, anxiety and other stress-related

disorders. Previous research highlights the significant role that leaders at work play in

creating a healthy environment for their employees. An unhealthy environment has been

found to influence sick leave. Physical activity may play a central role in employees’

sickness rate, suggesting that physical activity may buffer the effects of a poor working

environment. The aim is to explore the differences of high and low levels of physical

activity by employees during work hours and leisure time hours and employees

perception of leadership at work using transformational leadership as a basis for

leadership behaviour. And in turn explore the differences in high and low levels of sick

leaves by employees and their perception of leadership at work using transformational

leadership as a basis for leadership behaviour. The present study adopted a web-based

self report questionnaire (N=76) that included the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire

Form 6S for measuring transformational leadership behaviour, a self-rate question for

measure of sick leave and self-reporting physical activity followed the same measure that

was used by Elin Ekblom Bak. The findings of this study showed no significant

differences between high (M=2.4, SD= 0.08) and low (M= 2.47, SD=0.16) physical

activity behaviour measured in hours of activity during work hours and leisure time hours

and perception of leadership at work t(74)= -1.44 p=0.15. No significant difference

between high (M= 2.26, SD= 0.19) and low (M= 2.44, SD= 0.07) levels of sick leave

measured in days of sickness by employees and their perception of leadership at work

t(74)= 0.83 p=0.4.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keywords [en]
sick leave, exercise, leadership
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141386OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-141386DiVA, id: diva2:1153998
External cooperation
Flera företag i Sverige, web baserad enkät
Educational program
Physical Trainer Pogramme
Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-11-01

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