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Explaining union participation: The effects of union commitment and demographic factors

D Bolton, J J Bagraim, L Witten, Y Mohamed, V Zvobgo, M Khan
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 33, No 1 | a254 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v33i1.254 | © 2007 D Bolton, J J Bagraim, L Witten, Y Mohamed, V Zvobgo, M Khan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 October 2007 | Published: 29 October 2007

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D Bolton, University of Cape Town, South Africa
J J Bagraim, University of Cape Town, South Africa
L Witten, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Y Mohamed, University of Cape Town, South Africa
V Zvobgo, University of Cape Town, South Africa
M Khan, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between trade union commitment and union participation among blue-collar workers in South Africa. Survey questionnaires were completed by 93 participants (response rate = 62 %). Findings are consistent with previous research and showed that after controlling for demographic factors, 43% of the variance in participation can be explained by union commitment. In this study, Black participants displayed significantly higher levels of commitment and participation than their Coloured counterparts did.

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Union participation, Union commitment

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