Relationship between Proactive Coping Skills, Job satisfaction and Absenteeism

Author: Hina Manzoor

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study examined the relationship between proactive coping skills, job satisfaction and absenteeism in the employees of public and private hospitals. The sample for the study was public and private hospitals nurses of Lahore, (N=50). The Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS), Proactive Coping Inventory (PCI) and a self-constructed questionnaire of absenteeism were administered. Independent sample t-test and Pearson product moment correlation were used for inferential analyses. The results show that public hospital nurses use more proactive coping skills than the private hospital nurses. However, there is no significant difference in the level of job satisfaction and absenteeism among the public and private sector. A significant positive correlation is found between proactive coping and job satisfaction and no significant correlation is found between proactive coping skills and job satisfaction.

Keywords: Proactive Coping Skills, Job satisfaction, Absenteeism

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