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ERIC Number: ED063674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-4
Pages: 21
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Collective Legitimacy and Organizational Attachment: A Longitudinal Case Study of School Personnel Absences.
Gibson, R. Oliver; Lafornara, Paul
This speech contains an analysis of school personnel absence, that seeks to develop a formula useful for understanding more clearly the nature of absence behavior. Since absence is an important aspect of productivity, it is important to understand better the dynamics of absence. Absence could be conceptualized as contractual relationships within a social exchange framework. Within that framework, collective legitimacy and organizational attachment appear as promising explanatory concepts. The type and the length of absence are seen as indicators of legitimacy, while frequency of absence is seen as an indicator of attachment. The findings are consistent with the proposed sociological formulation and suggest that rules and regulations may confirm rather than initiate patterns of absence behavior. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. (57th, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972)