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The Determinants Of Lateness: Evidence From British Workers

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  • Ken Clark
  • Simon A. Peters
  • Mark Tomlinson

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Using a sample of male and female workers from the 1992 "Employment in Britain" survey, we estimate a generalised grouped zero-inflated Poisson regression model of employees' self-reported lateness. Lateness is higher for males, private sector workers and in service industries. Reflecting theoretical predictions from both psychology and economics, we model lateness as a function of incentives, the monitoring of, and sanctions for, lateness within the workplace, job satisfaction and attitudes to work. Various aspects of workplace incentive and disciplinary policies turn out to affect lateness; however, controlling for these, an important role for job satisfaction remains. Copyright (c) Scottish Economic Society 2005.

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Article provided by Scottish Economic Society in its journal Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 52 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
Pages: 282-304

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Handle: RePEc:bla:scotjp:v:52:y:2005:i:2:p:282-304

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  1. Jonathan H. Westover, 2010. "Global shifts: Changing job quality and job satisfaction determinants in socialist and post-socialist Hungary," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(2), pages 84-100, January.
  2. Kevin E. Staub & Rainer Winkelmann, 2013. "Consistent Estimation Of Zero‐Inflated Count Models," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(6), pages 673-686, 06.
  3. D Cassidy & J Sutherland, 2008. "Going Absent, Then Just Going? A Case Study Examination of Absence and Quitting," Economic Issues Journal Articles, Economic Issues, vol. 13(2), pages 1-20, September.
  4. Travis, Dnika J. & Gomez, Rebecca J. & Mor Barak, Michàlle E., 2011. "Speaking up and stepping back: Examining the link between employee voice and job neglect," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(10), pages 1831-1841, October.

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