Nadine, a manager, observes that every time one of her subordinates, Peter, calls in sick, it is the day after she has made a decision Peter did not agree with. She attributes his absences to stress or resentment on his part. Nadine makes this attribution based on _____.

ANSWER: consistency

consistency meaning in dictionary:

1- the quality or fact of staying the same at different timesespecially : the quality or fact of being good each time
2- the quality of being thick, firm, smooth, etc.
3-  the quality or fact of having parts that agree with each other

There is consistency in her pattern of behavior.

The liquid has the consistency of cream.

steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form,

agreement, harmony, or compatibility, especially correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing:

consistency of colors throughout the house.