Labour unions and voluntary organizations : viable research partners?

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dc.contributor.advisor Catano, Victor M. (Victor Michael), 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Newfoundland and Labrador
dc.creator Pond, Morgan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:57Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.other HF 5548.8 P66 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22373
dc.description vi, 96 leaves : 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-71).
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the similarities and differences between a voluntary organization and a labour union with respect to leadership (transformational & transactional), work beliefs (Marxist & humanistic), psychological involvement, inter-role conflict, commitment, and participation. Seventy-seven union surveys (response rate = 12.8%) and 212 volunteer surveys (response rate 36.3%) from Eastern Canada provided leader and non-leader samples for each organization. Volunteers were more psychologically involved and committed than union members. This result was attributed to higher levels of transformational leadership and greater opportunities for socialization and member interaction in the voluntary organization. Union members, as expected, reported higher levels of Marxist work beliefs than volunteers. However, both samples reported similar levels of humanistic work beliefs and inter-role conflict. These results replicated previous research in union settings and extended some of these findings to the voluntary setting. Overall, comparisons between labour unions and voluntary organizations appear to be a good mechanism for obtaining insight into the workings of both types of organizations.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HF5548.8
dc.subject.lcsh Newfoundland Association of Public Employees
dc.subject.lcsh Lions International. Newfoundland (District 41-S2)
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Industrial
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership
dc.subject.lcsh Labor union members -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Volunteers -- Attitudes
dc.title Labour unions and voluntary organizations : viable research partners?
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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