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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

How "collective" is union citizenship behavior? Assessing individual and coworker antecedents

Language

English

Abstract

© Cornell University 2014. Contributing to an emerging literature on solidarity or group-norm effects on union participation, the authors examine the extent to which union citizenship behavior (UCB) can be characterized as a collective phenomenon. Findings from studies of UK local government workers and teachers suggest that, for organization-focused behaviors, it is meaningful to think of collective or group-level UCB. Furthermore, group-level UCB had a significant positive association with individual-level UCB. There was no evidence that a greater consistency of citizenship within a unit was associated with a stronger relationship between collective and individual citizenship behaviors. These findings suggest that it is worthwhile to analyze UCB as a collective phenomenon, and the authors call for more work on the contextual antecedents of union citizenship and participation.

Keywords

Group norms, Solidarity, Union citizenship behavior, Union commitment, Union participation

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Volume

67

Issue

4

Start Page

1306

End Page

1325

Publisher

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

ISSN (print)

00197939

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