Union Organizing as a Mobilizing Strategy: The Impact of Social Identity and Transformational Leadership on the Collectivism of Union Members

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Cregan, Christina, Bartram, Timothy and Stanton, Pauline (2009) Union Organizing as a Mobilizing Strategy: The Impact of Social Identity and Transformational Leadership on the Collectivism of Union Members. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 (4). pp. 701-722. ISSN 0007-1080

Abstract

This article investigates the effect of union organizing as a mobilizing strategy on the collectivism of union members. We examine the impact of a worker’s social identification with fellow members and the transformational leadership qualities of the local union representative. We employ regression analysis with tests of mediation to analyse the survey responses of c. 1,000 rank and file members of a major professional union, collected in July 2004 during a mobilization campaign. Social identification and transformational leadership were associated with members’ union loyalty and willingness to work for the union. Social identification acted as a mediating variable in both cases.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4234
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00733
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9104 Management and Productivity
Keywords ResPubID17273. unions, labour disputes, mobilising, union members, social identity, transformational leadership, collectivism
Citations in Scopus 42 - View on Scopus
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