Can union commitment be developed : an exploratory analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Catano, Victor M. (Victor Michael), 1944-
dc.creator Cole, Gregory Keith
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:34Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.other HD6490 P78 C64 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22163
dc.description vi, 99 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 88-96).
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated a program designed to increase union commitment among rank-and-file members of a public service union. Two-day workshops, held over an 18 month period, involved discussions and presentations of material related to union instrumentality and union socialization. Compared to both a non-intervention control and an archival baseline, longitudinal data obtained from workshop participants showed that the workshop led to significant increases in Union Loyalty and Responsibility to the Union that persisted over time. Changes in Willingness to Work for the Union were less consistent. Similar changes occurred on measures related to union commitment. The data supported the multidimensional nature of the union commitment measure and replicated the construct validity of these three union commitment dimensions (Kelloway, Catano, & Southwell, 1992). These results establish that union commitment can be influenced and provide support for future applied research.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD6490.P78
dc.subject.lcsh Labor unions -- Officials and employees
dc.subject.lcsh Labor unions -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational behavior
dc.title Can union commitment be developed : an exploratory analysis
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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