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Exploring the Links Between Part-Time Employment and Absenteeism: the Mediating Roles of Organizational Commitment and Work-Family Conflict

Dag Ingvar Jacobsen () and Elin M. Fjeldbraaten ()
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Dag Ingvar Jacobsen: Agder University
Elin M. Fjeldbraaten: Sørlandet Hospital and Agder University

Public Organization Review, 2020, vol. 20, issue 1, No 8, 129-143

Abstract: Abstract As part-time employed spends less time in the organization than full-time employed, the result will probably be less affective commitment to the organization (AOC), resulting in higher absenteeism. On the other hand, working part-time may lower work-family conflict (WFC), resulting in lower absenteeism. A survey conducted in a Norwegian hospital at the end of 2012, yielded 1864 valid responses (% response = 36). Survey data was coupled with register data on days of absence in 2014. The findings indicate a direct negative effect of PTE on absenteeism, and a negative indirect effect through WFC.

Keywords: Absenteeism; Part-time employment; Affective organizational commitment; Work-family conflicts; Public hospital; Norway (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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