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Does dual commitment underlie company & union commitment? Evidence from Australia, Sweden, and the US

Iverson, Roderick D. and Kuruvilla, Sarosh (1995) Does dual commitment underlie company & union commitment? Evidence from Australia, Sweden, and the US. Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 3 (1). pp. 15-38. ISSN 0218-5180

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Abstract

Using diverse information from union members in Australia, Sweden and the United States, this paper develops a new approach to study the dual commitment construct. Specifically, this paper investigates whether dual commitment (i.e., simultaneous commitment to company and the union) represents a latent second-order factor underlying both Union and Company commitment factors. Accordingly, alternative of the factor structure of union and company commitment are analysed to find the best-fitting first-order models using the confirmatory factor analysis technique of LISREL VII. These best fitting factors are then subjected to second-order confirmatory factor analysis. The results using this sophisticated methodological approach indicates no support for a latent general dual commitment construct. Curiously, the results are similar to those obtained by other researchers who have so far failed to identify a dual commitment construct, but are at odds with the views of practitioners, who continue to pursue human resource management policies that are geared to increasing the dual commitment of employees. The implications for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://rphrm.curtin.edu.au/index.html
Additional Information: © 1995 Curtin University
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 14:12
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87965

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