Designing a Model for Absenteeism Management Using Mix Methods Approach

Document Type : Methodologies


1 PhD Student of Public Administration, Department of Management, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

3 Visiting Professor, Department of Management, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran and Assistant Professor, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran


This study aimed at presenting a model of employee absenteeism management using mixed methods approach. This applied, exploratory study was carried using grounded theory and exploratory factor analysis. The qualitative part involved 19 in-depth and semi-structured interviews with the organizational experts and employees who had been frequently involved with absenteeism. In the quantitative part, 302 questionnaires were distributed among the employees of Isfahan provincial branch of Iranian National Tax Administration. The non-probability, dependent heterogeneous sampling method was used for the qualitative part, and random sampling method was applied in the quantitative part. The analysis of the data collected in the qualitative section was done manually and using software MAXQDA 12 based on grounded theory. In quantitative part, the data obtained from the exploratory factor analysis of the questionnaire responses was analyzed using SPSS statistical software (version 26). The results of grounded theory led to the attainment of the employee absenteeism management model based on exploratory factor analysis.


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