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Employee absence and organizational commitment: Moderation effects of age

Woods, SA, Poole, R and Zibarras, LD (2012) Employee absence and organizational commitment: Moderation effects of age Journal of Personnel Psychology, 11 (4). pp. 199-203.

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Abstract

This study examined the relations of organizational commitment and demographic factors with objectively measured absence frequency data of 106 staff at a UK school, collected over a 1-year period. We found significant associations of commitment and absenteeism, with high affective and normative commitment, and low continuance commitment being associated with lower levels of absence. Age moderated two of these associations, with low normative commitment and high continuance commitment predicting absence most strongly for older workers. Our findings help practitioners and researchers to understand how commitment may interact with other factors to predict absence. Interaction effects in our data showed that absence frequencies tended to be highest for older workers who felt a lower sense of obligation to their organization, or a lack of alternatives to their present employment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Management
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Woods, SAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Poole, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zibarras, LDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 13 November 2012
Identification Number : 10.1027/1866-5888/a000073
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2012 Hogrefe Verlag. All rights reserved. This article does not exactly replicate the final version published in the journal "Journal of Personnel Psychology". It is not a copy of the original published article and is not suitable for citation.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Sep 2016 13:57
Last Modified : 26 Sep 2017 12:14
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812274

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