Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Are cultural values associated with organizational and union commitment and citizenship behavior? A study of Chinese manufacturing workers

Language

English

Abstract

This paper examines the association between individual-level cultural values and employees' commitment to, and citizenship behaviors towards, their employing organization and union. Based on a study of Chinese manufacturing workers, several significant findings emerged, most notably that workers distinguished clearly between the organization and union as foci for commitment and that horizontal, but not vertical, collectivism was positively associated with union commitment and union citizenship behavior. Our results suggest the need to differentiate between horizontal and vertical collectivism when considering the effects of cultural values on attitudes towards unions and collective action. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Keywords

Collectivism, Individualism, Organizational citizenship behavior, Organizational commitment, Union citizenship behavior, Union commitment

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Volume

30

Issue

1

Start Page

169

End Page

190

Publisher

Springer

DOI

10.1007/s10490-012-9323-7

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-012-9323-7

ISSN (print)

02174561

ISSN (electronic)

15729958

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