Determinants of Union Member Attitudes Towards Employee Involvement Programs

dc.contributor.authorHoell, Robert Craigen
dc.contributor.committeechairRobinson, Jerald F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRobinson, Jerald F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMurrmann, Kent F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPartridge, Dane M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberConnerley, Mary L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSingh, Kusumen
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the role social information and personal dispositions play in the development of attitudes of unionized employees towards employee involvement programs. A theoretical model was developed in order to understand how social information and dispositions form union member attitudes towards employee involvement programs. This was designed from models of employee involvement and attitude formation. Data were collected from employees at electrical power generation facilities. Measures of organizational and union commitment, locus of control, participativeness, social information provided by the company, social information provided by the union, and employee involvement attitudes were gathered through a survey distributed at the facilities. General affect and satisfaction towards four types of employee involvement programs union members are most likely to encounter were measured. Specific hypotheses were developed in order to test and analyze parts of the theoretical model. While the results were at times contrary to the hypothesized relationships within the model, the data fit with the theorized model well enough to provide support for it. This model effectively demonstrated how employee involvement attitudes are formed from such data, and the relationships between the variables measured.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.subjectStructural Equation Modelen
dc.subjectSocial Information Processingen
dc.subjectOrganizational Behavioren
dc.subjectEmployee Attitudesen
dc.subjectIndustrial Relationsen
dc.subjectLabor Relationsen
dc.subjectLabor Unionsen
dc.subjectEmployee Participationen
dc.subjectEmployee Involvementen
dc.subjectLatent Variable Modelen
dc.subjectHuman Resource Managementen
dc.titleDeterminants of Union Member Attitudes Towards Employee Involvement Programsen
dc.typeDissertationen Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen D.en


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