explanatory model of participation in union activity.
Paquet & Jean-Guy Bergeron
present a model explaining variations in worker participation
in union activities based on concepts drawn from social
psychology and industrial relations. Participation is
considered the behavioral component of union commitment.
The worker who takes part frequently in union activities
is dissatisfied with work and views union participation
in a favourable light. In addition to the two aforementioned
explanatory variables, the extent of coworkers participation,
the union's communications strategy, and the characteristics
of the work performed must be taken into account. Empirical
testing of the model was conducted using a sample of 1,200
union members (of which 457 responded) employed by the
Government of Canada. The model accounts for 48 % of the
variance in the degree of union participation.
Renaud et Jean-Guy BERGERON (1996), "An Explanatory
Model of Participation in Union Activity", Labor
Studies Journal, volume 21, n° 1, pages 4-18.