Social cohesiveness and absenteeism: The relationship between characteristics of employees and short-term absenteeism

Karin Sanders, Aukje Nauta

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    Abstract

    This study tries to explain the relationship between characteristics of the employees (e.g., gender and working hours) and short-term absenteeism by examining the social cohesiveness of a team. Hypotheses are formulated concerning gender and working hours of employees, social cohesiveness, and short-term absenteeism. To test these hypotheses, network data on 56 employees in 8 comparable teams within an organization were collected. The results show that similarity in gender and percentage of full-time employees within a team were positively related to the social cohesiveness of a team and that social cohesiveness is negatively related to short-term absenteeism.
    LanguageUndefined
    Pages724-741
    JournalSmall group research
    Volume35
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • METIS-220712
    • anticooperative behavior
    • IR-72103
    • Social cohesiveness
    • teamworking
    • short-term absenteeism

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    Social cohesiveness and absenteeism: The relationship between characteristics of employees and short-term absenteeism. / Sanders, Karin; Nauta, Aukje.

    In: Small group research, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2004, p. 724-741.

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