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The Resource Broadening the perspective on employee absenteeism : the effects of work group and nonwork factors, by Elizabeth Lake Rodriguez, (electronic resource)

Broadening the perspective on employee absenteeism : the effects of work group and nonwork factors, by Elizabeth Lake Rodriguez, (electronic resource)

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Broadening the perspective on employee absenteeism : the effects of work group and nonwork factors
Title
Broadening the perspective on employee absenteeism
Title remainder
the effects of work group and nonwork factors
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Lake Rodriguez
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The present study examined employee absenteeism in relation to variables new to absenteeism literature while addressing several methodological issues highlighted in the literature. Subjects (N=371) from a large hospital complex responded to questionnaire items relating to job attitudes, attitudes toward absence, nonwork attitudes and events, group norms and cohesiveness, and organizational policies. Four absence measures were derived from 12 months of absence data that distinguished between total hours and number of occurrences as well as between types of absences (scheduled versus unscheduled). Each absence measure was examined and analyzed in relation to single questionnaire items, composite variables, and demographic variables. Only two measures, absence hours and total occurrences, were included in the results. Although overall findings were limited to small significant correlations, and regression analyses were unsuccessful in predicting significant amounts of variance, several findings were noteworthy. Evidence indicates that distinctions between absence measures were important: Job satisfaction was significantly correlated only with the total absence hours measure, whereas job involvement was significantly correlated with frequency of absence. Further, contrary to previous research, female respondents were not absent more than male respondents. Exploratory analyses revealed different patterns of responses for male and female respondents for job satisfaction with females showing a higher correlation between job satisfaction and absences than males. A derived measure of group norms was the most unique finding. The group norms variable was significantly correlated with both absence measures, and was the only significant variable in regression analyses which included job satisfaction, perception of influences of external events and ratings of positive consequences of absence. Future research should investigate further the measurement of this variable and its effect on absence behavior
Cataloging source
MUU
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1958-
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Rodriguez, Elizabeth Lake
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Kirmeyer, Sandra L.
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  • Absenteeism (Labor)
  • Work
  • Work
  • Job stress
  • Employee morale
  • Job satisfaction
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Personnel management
  • Organizational change
Target audience
specialized
Label
Broadening the perspective on employee absenteeism : the effects of work group and nonwork factors, by Elizabeth Lake Rodriguez, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Sept. 16, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Sandra L. Kirmeyer
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
668412663
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 136 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)668412663
Label
Broadening the perspective on employee absenteeism : the effects of work group and nonwork factors, by Elizabeth Lake Rodriguez, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Sept. 16, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Sandra L. Kirmeyer
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
668412663
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 136 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)668412663

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