Modeling employee absenteeism: Testing alternative measures and mediated effects based on job satisfaction

Caren B. Goldberg, David Waldman

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Abstract

Using a sample of hospital employees this study addressed whether job satisfaction mediates the relationship between absenteeism predictors and absenteeism and how well absenteeism predictors explained different measures of absenteeism. The results suggest that job satisfaction is not a mediator and that the independent variables explain more variance in records-based time lost than in self-reported time lost or self-reported absence frequency. Implications are discussed in terms of using job satisfaction as a mediator as well as the viability of alternative measures of absenteeism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-676
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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