An event history analysis of union joining and leaving

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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


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

Item type Article
DOI 10.1037/0021-9010.92.3.829
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords ResPubID21909. trade unions, Australian banks, Australia, employees, union involvement
Citations in Scopus 18 - View on Scopus
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