Union commitment and participation among Hong Kong firefighters: a development of an integrative model

AW Chan, E Snape, T Redman

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Abstract

This paper examines the factors influencing members' intent to participate in their union, drawing on a study of Hong Kong firefighters. As in Western studies, the main direct predictor of intent to participate is affective union commitment, but instrumentality is a relatively more important antecedent of affective union commitment and participation than in the Western studies. We found some evidence of frustration-aggression effects on intent to participate in ‘militant’ and ‘general’ union activities, although the latter was significant only among individuals who perceive management–employee relations as co-operative and trusting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-548
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

User-Defined Keywords

  • union commitment
  • union participation
  • Hong Kong
  • industrial relations climate
  • firefighters

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