The exploration of absence culture among staff registered nurses employed in acute care hospitals

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156776
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Presentation
Title:
The exploration of absence culture among staff registered nurses employed in acute care hospitals
Abstract:
The exploration of absence culture among staff registered nurses employed in acute care hospitals
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Hope, Kathryn, MA/AM
P.I. Institution Name:Southwest Missouri State University
Title:Head
Research examining absenteeism in nursing provides documentation

that it is a significant problem. However, to date, research

efforts have been largely unsuccessful in identifying factors that

explain staff nurse absenteeism. Organizational absence culture

has been cited in the literature since 1982 as an important

influence on employees' absence from work. Yet, studies on absence

culture were not identified. The purpose of this study was to

explore the concept of absence culture among hospital staff

registered nurses using Rhodes and Steers (1990) Model of Employee

Attendance as a framework. Within the framework, characteristics

of the organization (e.g. organizational policies, manager

characteristics, group cohesion, work group size) and

characteristics of the employee (e.g. attitudes toward the job,

demographics) contribute to collective beliefs about absenteeism

within the organization, forming an absence culture. The following

research questions were addressed: (a) To what extent does an

absence culture exist among hospital staff registered nurses when

examined by hospital and by work unit?; and (b) What

characteristics of the organization and the nurse contribute to the

existence of an absence culture? Settings for the study were two

urban, acute care hospitals. Staff registered nurses (N=523) from

52 patient care units comprised the study sample. Absence culture

was measured using an investigator-developed instrument. Data

analysis will include descriptive and correlational procedures.

The data analysis will be completed July 1993.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe exploration of absence culture among staff registered nurses employed in acute care hospitalsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156776-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The exploration of absence culture among staff registered nurses employed in acute care hospitals</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hope, Kathryn, MA/AM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southwest Missouri State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Head</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">klh895f@smsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Research examining absenteeism in nursing provides documentation<br/><br/>that it is a significant problem. However, to date, research<br/><br/>efforts have been largely unsuccessful in identifying factors that<br/><br/>explain staff nurse absenteeism. Organizational absence culture<br/><br/>has been cited in the literature since 1982 as an important<br/><br/>influence on employees' absence from work. Yet, studies on absence<br/><br/>culture were not identified. The purpose of this study was to<br/><br/>explore the concept of absence culture among hospital staff<br/><br/>registered nurses using Rhodes and Steers (1990) Model of Employee<br/><br/>Attendance as a framework. Within the framework, characteristics<br/><br/>of the organization (e.g. organizational policies, manager<br/><br/>characteristics, group cohesion, work group size) and<br/><br/>characteristics of the employee (e.g. attitudes toward the job,<br/><br/>demographics) contribute to collective beliefs about absenteeism<br/><br/>within the organization, forming an absence culture. The following<br/><br/>research questions were addressed: (a) To what extent does an<br/><br/>absence culture exist among hospital staff registered nurses when<br/><br/>examined by hospital and by work unit?; and (b) What<br/><br/>characteristics of the organization and the nurse contribute to the<br/><br/>existence of an absence culture? Settings for the study were two<br/><br/>urban, acute care hospitals. Staff registered nurses (N=523) from<br/><br/>52 patient care units comprised the study sample. Absence culture<br/><br/>was measured using an investigator-developed instrument. Data<br/><br/>analysis will include descriptive and correlational procedures.<br/><br/>The data analysis will be completed July 1993.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:07:35Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:07:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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