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TitleA total smoking ban - an exploratory analysis of average monthly sick-leave use among public service employees before and after the introduction of a no-smoking policy
AuthorFowler, Ken F., 1967-
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1994. Psychology
Paginationx, 165 leaves ; ill.
SubjectSmoking in the workplace; Absenteeism (Labor); Sick leave
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Psychology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
NotesBibliography: leaves 91-99
AbstractIn a time-series design, sick-leave records of three- hundred and nine General Service employees from four Newfoundland government head offices were analyzed over a four-year period to determine if any change in average monthly sick-leave use resulted from the introduction of a no-smoking policy. Using three dependent measures, the total-time index (TTI), frequency index (Fl) and short-term index (STI), pre and post measures were assessed for possible changes through the use of ARIMA (p, d, q) procedures and ANOVA procedures where applicable. No significant change in absenteeism regardless of dependent measure, time of policy introduction, or department was found. Differences among dependent measures, the future of absenteeism research and the suitability of sick-leave use as an indicator of employee well-being are discussed.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76221228
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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