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Table 3 Associations between unit-level downsizing and sickness absence – moderation effectsa

From: Work-related moderators of the relationship between organizational change and sickness absence: a longitudinal multilevel study

  Short-term SA Long-term SA
(< = 8 days) (> = 9 days)
OR
95% CI
OR
95% CI
Unit-level downsizing next quarter 0,74 (0,68-0,81)*** 0,94 (0,83-1,07) ns
Unit-level downsizing this quarter 1,04 (0,95-1,14) ns 0,96 (0,85-1,08) ns
Unit-level downsizing previous quarter 1,21 (1,10-1,33)*** 1,12 (0,99-1,27) ns
Temporary contract (TC) (scale: 0–1) 0,97 (0,92-1,02) ns 0,66 (0,61-0,70)***
Unit-level downsizing next quarter X TC 0,75 (0,63-0,89)** 0,93 (0,71-1,21) ns
Unit-level downsizing this quarter X TC 1,13 (0,95-1,34) ns 1,17 (0,89-1,52) ns
Unit-level downsizing previous quarter X TC 1,09 (0,90-1,33) ns 0,81 (0,58-1,12) ns
Unit-level downsizing next quarter 0,55 (0,43-0,70)*** 0,83 (0,57-1,20) ns
Unit-level downsizing this quarter 1,19 (0,93-1,50) ns 0,68 (0,47-0,97)*
Unit-level downsizing previous quarter 1,32 (1,02-1,71)** 1,24 (0,86-1,80) ns
Control (scale: 0–4) 0,92 (0,88-0,97)** 0,93 (0,88-0,98)**
Unit-level downsizing next quarter X control 1,13 (0,99-1,29) ns 1,06 (0,88-1,29) ns
Unit-level downsizing this quarter X control 0,95 (0,84-1,08) ns 1,23 (1,02-1,49)*
Unit-level downsizing previous quarter X control 0,96 (0,84-1,10) ns 0,93 (0,76-1,13) ns
Unit-level downsizing next quarter 1,09 (0,72-1,65) ns 0,95 (0,53-1,70) ns
Unit-level downsizing this quarter 0,97 (0,65-1,45) ns 0,66 (0,37-1,18) ns
Unit-level downsizing previous quarter 1,10 (0,71-1,70) ns 2,11 (1,18-3,78)*
Organizational commitment (OC) (scale: 0–4) 0,95 (0,91-0,99)* 0,88 (0,83-0,92)***
Unit-level downsizing next quarter X OC 0,84 (0,73-0,98)* 0,99 (0,80-1,23) ns
Unit-level downsizing this quarter X OC 1,04 (0,90-1,20) ns 1,16 (0,94-1,42) ns
Unit-level downsizing previous quarter X OC 1,04 (0,89-1,22) ns 0,78 (0,64-0,97)*
  1. Logistic regression. Random effects analyses: random intercept for work-unit
  2. Abbreviations: SA sickness absence, OR odds ratio, CI 95% confidence intervals, ns not significant, TC temporary contracts, OC organizational commitment
  3. Significance
  4. * p < .05
  5. ** p < .01
  6. *** p < .001
  7. aControl variables included (temporary contract, control, organizational commitment, salary, gender, age, multiple job holder, position, nationality)
  8. N-work-units: 1167; N-employees: 21,085; N-observations: 173,787