International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Absenteeism in a Represented Environment
Troy A. Romero, Kelly J. Strom

Abstract
This study investigated the effects of attitudinal and demographic variables on employees’ decisions to engage in voluntary absenteeism in a unionized work environment. The 79 unionized participants worked for a national automotive corporation and completed a paper-based survey measuring organizational perceptions and attitudes. Researchers combined these findings with demographic data and archival absence reports and used regression analyses for interpretation purposes. Findings suggested a main effect of job satisfaction on voluntary absenteeism and interactive effects of tenure and organizational trust on voluntary absenteeism (lower-tenured employees with low levels of organizational trust have higher absence rates).

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