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dc.contributor.authorStörmer, Susien_US
dc.contributor.authorFahr, Renéen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:31:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:31:50Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36777-
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the influence of personality as measured by the Big Five personality scale on absenteeism using representative data for Germany. In particular, the 2005 wave of the German Socio-Economic Panel provides detailed information on socio-economic background characteristics along with a Big Five personality scale. Estimates of a Logit model and of count data regression are used to analyze an empirical model based on the theory of hedonic labour market outcomes. These estimates allow us to test hypotheses on the influence of the Big Five personality traits on work attendance. We find clear negative correlations between the probability to be absent and Conscientiousness as well as Agreeableness. We find a strong positive impact of Neuroticism on work attendance decisions in general and clues for a positive impact of Extraversion among men. When looking at the length of absence occurrences the personality dimensions of Neuroticism and Agreeableness are found to significantly influence male absenteeism. Implications of our results are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4927en_US
dc.subject.jelJ20en_US
dc.subject.jelM12en_US
dc.subject.jelM51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAbsenteeismen_US
dc.subject.keywordFive Factor Modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordpersonalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordcount data modelen_US
dc.subject.stwFehlzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwPersönlichkeitspsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwZähldatenmodellen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleIndividual determinants of work attendance: Evidence on the role of personalityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn625807340en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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