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dc.contributor.advisorHoward, Krista
dc.contributor.authorCapote Fermin, Miguel A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-09T19:10:55Z
dc.date.available2018-08-09T19:10:55Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-24
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7449
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to carefully evaluate the demographic, occupational, and health factors most associated with teacher absenteeism within the Texas public school system. Absenteeism is costly for organizations, especially those that depend on federal and state funding such as public schools. This study included 2,588 teachers from 46 public school districts in Texas who participated in an occupational health survey. Absenteeism was assessed as the physical absence from work. Individuals who self- reported that they were not present at work due to either personal reasons or due to illness were compared to individuals that had zero absences. The variables included in this study are individual demographics, basic teacher/classroom/school specific demographics, occupational indicators (organizational commitment, job involvement, job support, job control, climate and school problems), health factors (stress, physical and mental quality of life), and Axis I Psychopathology (Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Somatization). A multivariate negative binomial regression will be used to examine which variables are key predictors of teacher absenteeism within the Texas public school system. The results of this study will identify factors that contribute to overall absences of individuals in the work place, and may allow for recommendations of workplace changes that can be used to decrease absenteeism.
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dc.format.extent101 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectI/O
dc.subjectTeachers
dc.subject.lcshTeachers--Texasen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbsenteeism (Labor)en_US
dc.titleIndividual, Occupational, and Health Factors that Contribute to Absenteeism of Teachers in Texas Public Schools
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeason, Rebecca
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCzyzewska, Maria
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychological Research
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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