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Using the Steers-Rhodes (1984) framework to identify correlates of employee lateness


Based on a sample of factory workers, this field study examined correlates of employee lateness. The framework provided by Steers and Rhodes (1984) was used to identify variables related to voluntary and involuntary lateness. Both motivation and ability to be on time were found to be important determinants of lateness as well as joint moderators in explaining lateness. The negative job satisfaction-lateness relationship suggested that a proportion of lateness behavior represented a response to an aversive work environment.

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Bardsley, J.J., Rhodes, S.R. Using the Steers-Rhodes (1984) framework to identify correlates of employee lateness. J Bus Psychol 10, 351–365 (1996).

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  • Social Psychology
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