Absence from Work: A Study of Teacher Absenteeism in Selected Public Primary Schools in Uyo, Nigeria

  •  Emmanuel Iriemi Ejere    


Based on a field study of two hundred primary school teachers in the Nigerian City of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State,
the relationships between absenteeism and job satisfaction, meaningfulness of work, and job stress respectively
were explored. The research results showed that significant relationships exist between the dependent variable
(absenteeism) and the respective independent variables (job satisfaction, meaningfulness of work and job stress).
The study therefore concludes that job satisfactions, meaningfulness of work and job stress are major
determinants of teacher absenteeism in Nigerian public primary schools. Some strategies to reduce teacher
absenteeism were then suggested.

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