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Absenteeism in Construction Industry: Causes, Correlation and Remedies | Original Article

Rohan S. Patil*, N. N. Morey, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The construction industry in India today is labor oriented i.e. it depends on the human workforce for its working. Today out of the many problems faced by the construction industry in India ‘absenteeism’ is one of the major problems which directly affect the productivity of any construction site. As more the magnitude of absenteeism more is the loss of productivity on site. The objective of this paper is to identify the causes of absenteeism on various sites in construction industry, their correlation and remedies. No such study has been done till date. The population for the study comprises of semi- skilled and unskilled labours from different types of sites in construction industry which were in progress, the total sample size for this study is of 126 staff (labours) from 8 sites each of various domains in civil engineering industry. The source of data collected was through questionnaire which was a close -ended questionnaire and discussion with workers. Statistical method i.e. Spearman’s Rank co-efficient method is used to correlate the data as spearman’s rank correlation method is used for analysis of qualitative data.