"Factors Influencing the Formation of Union Attitudes"


  • Samuel Aryee
  • Wing Keung Wong




Underpinned by Fishbein and Ajzen's (1975) theory of reasoned action, this study examined some factors that influence the formation of the attitudinal constructs of affective union commitment, calculative union commitment and union satisfaction among a sample of unionised e1nployees (N=426) in Singapore. Data was obtained with the aid of structured questionnaires. IISREL 7 confirmatory factor analysis provided weak support for the distinctiveness of the three attitudinal constructs. Results of regression analysis revealed that the model explained different amounts of the variance in the attitudinal constructs. Furthermore, although union instrun1entality and union communication there related to all three attitudinal constructs, in general the independent variables where differentially related to the three constructs. For example, union socialisation was related to affective union commitment while procedural justice was related to affective union commitment and union satisfaction, and distributive justice sas related to union satisfaction and calculative union commitment. Limitations of the study, directions for future research and implications of the findings are discussed


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Author Biographies

Samuel Aryee,

Wing Keung Wong,