Worker perceptions of organizational support and return-to-work policy: Associations with post-injury job satisfaction

Yueng-hsiang Huang, William S. Shaw, Peter Y. Chen

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Abstract

This study evaluates the psychometric properties of an industry-based employee measure of employer responses to injuries (i.e., organizational support and return-to-work policies) and explores the relationship of these variables to post-injury job satisfaction. Survey data were collected from 1438 employees with work-related injuries in 13 construction companies and 13 transportation companies. Factor analyses supported the two-factor structure of the scale, and both organizational support and return-to-work policies were independently associated with post-injury job satisfaction. The results suggest a need for understanding organizational responses to injuries, employee perceptions of injury response, and the impact of both on organizational outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalWork
Volume23
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 17 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Job satisfaction
  • Organizational support
  • Return-to-work policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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