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Union membership in post-socialist East Germany: who participates in collective action

Frege, Carola M. (1995) Union membership in post-socialist East Germany: who participates in collective action. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 34 (3). pp. 387-414. ISSN 1467-8543

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Abstract

This study has two aims: first, to examine the hypothesis that East German union members are strongly individualistic, instrumental and passive with regard to participation in collective activities; second, to test a selection of social psychological theories of willingness to participate in collective action, in a post-socialist context. A survey of members of the textile union provided some initial indication that union members in East Germany do not behave in a significantly different way from their Western counterparts with regard to their willingness to become active. Regression analysis revealed two major antecedents of participation: perceived instrumentality of collective action, and union identity.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/bjir
Additional Information: © 1996 Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
Sets: Research centres and groups > Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group
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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2010 16:41
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26883/

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