Absenteeism of nursing staff in a nursing home

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield*, Alvin S. Rosenthal

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This study investigated absenteeism among nursing staff at a long-term care facility. Four absenteeism measures were calculated from personnel records for each month of the year: no pay, sum of unscheduled, unpaid-sick and leave without pay; part-day, sum of arrived late and left early; paid-sick; and total. Independent variables included job level, part/full-time status, shift, sex, marital status, number of tax exemptions, birth year, and year of employment. Absenteeism was lowest in winter; lower for higher level staff; higher the greater the number of exemptions taken; and most importantly, lower for staff with seniority.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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