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An event history analysis of union joining and leaving

Buttigieg, Donna, Deery, Stephen J and Iverson, Roderick D (2007) An event history analysis of union joining and leaving. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92 (3). pp. 829-839. ISSN 0021-9010

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This article examines parallel models of union joining and leaving using individual-level longitudinal panel data collected over a 5-year period. The authors utilized objective measures of joining and leaving collected from union and organizational records and took into account time by using event history analysis. The results indicated that union joining was negatively related to procedural justice and higher performance appraisals and positively related to partner socialization and extrinsic union instrumentality. Conversely, members were most likely to leave the union when they perceived lower procedural justice, where there was no union representative present in the workplace, and where they had individualistic orientations. The authors discuss the implications of these findings for theory and practice for trade unions.

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Online ISSN: 1939-1854

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21909. trade unions, Australian banks, Australia, employees, union involvement
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 01:12
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 23:42
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Citations in Scopus: 16 - View on Scopus

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