Intermediate Role of Presenteeism in Relationship Between Organizational Stress and Organizational Silence: A Research on Forest Industry Employees Posredna uloga prezentizma u odnosu između organizacijskog stresa i organizacijske šutnje: istraživanje o zaposlenicima u drvoprerađivačkoj industriji

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Ersen N., Usta U. C., Bayram B. C., AKYÜZ İ.

Drvna Industrija, vol.74, no.2, pp.183-194, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.5552/drvind.2023.0046
  • Journal Name: Drvna Industrija
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Geobase, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-194
  • Keywords: forest products sector, presenteeism, silence, stress
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


• The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating role of presenteeism in the relationship between organizational stress and organizational silence of 305 forest products employees in İstanbul and Ko-caeli, Turkey. According to our literature review, although some important studies about presenteeism, stress, and silence can be found, this study is the first to explore the mediating role of presenteeism in the relationship between organizational stress and organizational silence in forest products sector. The research was designed as a field study and conducted using a questionnaire. The questionnaire involved forest industry employees’ demographic data, Organizational Stress Scale, Organizational Silence Scale, and Stanford Presenteeism Scale. Data were analyzed in SPSS and AMOS, incorporating statistical tests such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, correlation analysis, and structural equation modeling. Results of the analyzed data showed that presenteeism had a significant moderating effect on the relationship between organizational stress and organizational silence. Moreover, organizational stress had a positive effect on presenteeism, while organizational silence had a negative effect. Organizational stress had no effect on organizational silence. Therefore, managers should develop strate-gies for coping with stress to reduce presenteeism behavior of their employees and identify organizational stress factors causing organizational silence.