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Absenteeism in the Gauteng Department of Health

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dc.contributor.advisor Kahn, Sinval Benjamin
dc.contributor.advisor Van Schalkwyk, André
dc.contributor.author Ndhlovu, Cynthia Sisiwe
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-06T09:44:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-06T09:44:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7656
dc.description.abstract The research is a quantitative descriptive survey. The sample is a stratified random sampling of the workforce (n=4,010) of the four hospitals in Gauteng that fall under the jurisdiction of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Johannesburg Metropolitan Councils. The research examines the extent of the impact of age, gender, occupation, salary level, tenure and race on workplace absenteeism. The data were collected in three phases involving auditing of hard copy files, structured interviews and information technology system. The findings of the research reflect high workplace absenteeism in females by 83.2%, age group between 45 to 49 years by 22.35%, salary range of 2 to 3 by 35.3%, African race group by 96.3%, tenure of 11 to 20 years by 44.3%, nurses by 20.8% and administration support by 35.4%. The research found that the mature employee in age and of higher year of tenure presented comparatively with lower rate of absenteeism. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 84 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.ddc 353.6096822
dc.subject.lcsh Gauteng (South Africa). Department of Health -- Personnel management
dc.subject.lcsh Absenteeism (Labor) -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Civil service -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.title Absenteeism in the Gauteng Department of Health en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Public Administration en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Administration)


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