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A confirmatory factor analysis of union commitment in Australia

Kuruvilla, Sarosh and Iverson, Roderick D. (1993) A confirmatory factor analysis of union commitment in Australia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 35 (3). pp. 436-452. ISSN 0022-1856

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Identification Number: 10.1177/002218569303500305

Abstract

This paper evaluates the applicability of the different factor structures of union commitment identified in previous studies to the Australian case. Confirmatory factor analysis results using LISREL VII suggest that union commitment is best represented by four distinct factors, 'union loyalty; 'responsibility to the union; 'willingness to work for the union', and 'belief in unionism' in this sample of Australian workers. OLS regression results indicate that the four factors are differentially related to a set of common predictor variables. White-collar workers reported higher levels of commit ment than blue-collar workers. Participation in leadership positions and previous ex perience with union handling of grievances significantly increased commitment to the union. The results suggest support for the generalizability of the factor structure of union commitment to Australia. Implications for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/jir
Additional Information: © 1993 by ALERA
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 16:26
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 15:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87935

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