Exploring the Links Between Part-Time Employment and Absenteeism: the Mediating Roles of Organizational Commitment and Work-Family Conflict

  • Dag Ingvar JacobsenEmail author
  • Elin M. Fjeldbraaten


As part-time employed spends less time in the organization than full-time employed, the result will probably be less affective commitment to the organization (AOC), resulting in higher absenteeism. On the other hand, working part-time may lower work-family conflict (WFC), resulting in lower absenteeism. A survey conducted in a Norwegian hospital at the end of 2012, yielded 1864 valid responses (% response = 36). Survey data was coupled with register data on days of absence in 2014. The findings indicate a direct negative effect of PTE on absenteeism, and a negative indirect effect through WFC.


Absenteeism Part-time employment Affective organizational commitment Work-family conflicts Public hospital Norway 



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  1. 1.Agder UniversityKristiansandNorway
  2. 2.Sørlandet Hospital and Agder UniversityKristiansandNorway

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