Definitions for absenteeismˌæb sənˈti ɪz əm
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habitual absence from work
The state of being absent, especially frequently; the practice of an absentee.
The practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated.
Origin: * First attested in 1829.
the state or practice of an absentee; esp. the practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated
Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. Traditionally, absenteeism has been viewed as an indicator of poor individual performance, as well as a breach of an implicit contract between employee and employer; it was seen as a management problem, and framed in economic or quasi-economic terms. More recent scholarship seeks to understand absenteeism as an indicator of psychological, medical, or social adjustment to work.
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Chronic absence from work or other duty.
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When people stay home when sick with a contagious disease like influenza, they actually reduce the likelihood of future illness among co-workers and thus reduce absenteeism in the workplace, managers who realize this and promote stay-at-home behavior in cases of infectious illness are likely to have a more healthy workplace.
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