Job Satisfaction and Absenteeism: Organizational, individual, and job-related correlates

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This research estimates the extent to which job satisfaction and several of its correlates influence levels of reported absenteeism in a sample of American workers. The regression of absences on overall satisfaction with work and three classes of its correlates (e.g., job related, organizational, and individual-level) suggests that in the model evaluated, the only significant association with absenteeism is the anticipated negative relationship of satisfaction. Further, in this model we find no evidence that the organizational, individual, or job-related correlates of satisfaction generalize their effects to reported absenteeism. Rather, the associations of these variables are found to be mediated by levels of satisfaction with work. © 1986, SAGE PUBLICATIONS. All rights reserved.

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Work and Occupations