Impact of Early Socialization on Union Commitment and Participation: A Longitudinal Study

Clive J.A. Fullagar, Daniel G. Gallagher, Michael E. Gordon, Paul F. Clark

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Abstract

New members of a union (N = 305) Swere surveyed twice over a 1-year period to assess the effects of institutional and individual socialization practices on union commitment and participation. Whereas individual socialization practices were found to impact on both affective and behavioral involvement in the union, institutional socialization practices were shown to be ineffective at best and counterproductive at worst. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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