TEACHER ABSENTEEISM, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, AND OTHER VARIABLES
SACKS, MELVIN I.
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Purpose of the Study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between teacher absenteeism and teachers' perceptions of organizational behavior, belief systems about work, job involvement, and the selected variables: age, sex, teaching level, years of experience, marital status, number of children living at home, and travel time to work.;Procedure. Data for this study were collected through the administration of Likert's Profile of a School, Buchholz's Belief Systems Inventory, and Lodahl-Kejner's Job Involvement Scale with an addendum to include the background variables. Responses were obtained from 149 elementary, junior and senior high school teachers in one district. t-test procedures were used to test all of the stated hypotheses with the exception of the variable teaching level which was tested through the use of one-way analysis of variance. The .05 level of significance was used on all statistical tests.;Findings and Conclusion. The findings of this study may be summarized as follows: (1) There was no significant relationship between teachers' perceptions of organization behavior and number of days absent. (2) There was no significant relationship between teachers' perceptions of beliefs about work and the number of days absent. (3) There was no significant relationship between teachers' perceptions of job involvement and the number of days absent. (4) There was no significant relationship between the variables: sex, marital status, teaching level, years of experience, travel time to work and the number of days absent. (5) There was a significant relationship between age and number of children living at home as related to days absent.