Miner Absenteeism: Consequences, Causes and Control.
Paper in Tram XIV: Trng Resources Applied to Mng Proc of Conf At Psu 1987 Aug; :27-36
This paper indicates that high absenteeism among underground miners seriously hampers productivity and is a threat to miner safety. Using the findings from absenteeism research and what is known about the coal mining industry, a conceptual model of the factors that produce absenteeism among coal miners was generated. This model posits that variations between miners' attendance rates are due to variations in perceived ability and level of motivation to attend, and identifies several important determinants of their motivation and perceived ability to attend work. Several specific strategies for controlling miner absenteeism are identified and discussed. These strategies are designed to decrease absenteeism by (1) improving hiring procedures, (2) removing obstacles that make miners unable to attend work, and (3) increasing miner motivation to attend work.
Paper in Tram XIV: Trng Resources Applied to Mng, Proc. of Conf. At Psu, Aug. 1987, PP. 27-36