TITLE

WORK-UNIT ABSENTEEISM: EFFECTS OF SATISFACTION, COMMITMENT, LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS, AND TIME

AUTHOR(S)
HAUSKNECHT, JOHN P.; HILLER, NATHAN J.; VANCE, ROBERT J.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Dec2008, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p1223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Prior research is limited in explaining absenteeism at the unit level and over time. We developed and tested a model of unit-level absenteeism using five waves of data collected over six years from 115 work units in a large state agency. Unit-level job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and local unemployment were modeled as time-varying predictors of absenteeism. Shared satisfaction and commitment interacted in predicting absenteeism but were not related to the rate of change in absenteeism over time. Unit-level satisfaction and commitment were more strongly related to absenteeism when units were located in areas with plentiful job alternatives.
ACCESSION #
35733022

 

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