Changing Employment Relations: Behavioral and Social Perspectives

Pages: 385
Item #: 4318420
ISBN: 978-1-55798-315-2
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1995
Format: Hardcover
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Shifts in economic, political, and social structures are occurring on an international scale and resulting in unprecedented changes in employment relations. These changes include the trend toward more part-time, contingent, and female workers in the workforce and a decrease in the number of unionized employees.

This edited volume provides a broad, up-to-date review of related critical issues joined with current representative research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The book identifies relevant changes and discusses their effects on populations as diverse as adjunct professors and blue collar workers. The volume also focuses on adaptation to change through discussion of union relations and union member participation and commitment in the face of these changes. Chapters also cover the unique, yet universal, problems experienced in Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, and Canada, in addition to the United States.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



I. Understanding the Nature of Change

  1. Challenge and Change in Employment Relations: Issues for Psychology, Trade Unions, and Managers
    —Jean Hartley
  2. Contingent Work: Research Issues and the Lens of Moral Exclusion
    —Kathleen Barker
  3. The Role of Organizational Justice in Defining and Maintaining the Employment Relationship
    —Sheldon Alexander, Robert R. Sinclair, and Lois E. Tetrick
  4. Violation of Psychological Contracts: Impact on Employee Attitudes
    —Sandra L. Robinson
  5. Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire: Managing Blue-Collar Stress at Work
    —Valerie J. Sutherland and Cary L. Cooper
  6. Commitment to Occupational Health and Safety in Management Training
    —Jane E. Adams-Roy, Malgorzata A. Knap, and Julian Barling
  7. Changing Future Managers' Attitudes Toward Occupational Health and Safety
    —Catherine A. Loughlin, C. Gail Hepburn, and Julian Barling
  8. Benefit Coverage and Employee Attitudes: A Social Exchange Perspective
    —Robert R. Sinclair, Mary Ann Hannigan, and Lois E. Tetrick

II. Meeting the Challenges of Change

  1. Union–Member Relations: Loyalty, Instrumentality, and Alienation
    —Lynn M. Shore and Lucy A. Newton
  2. Democratic Legitimacy in Swedish Labor Unions: The Role of Instrumentality in Forming Members' Perceptions
    —Kristina Ahlén
  3. Union Membership Behavior: The Influence of Instrumental and Value-Based Commitment
    —Magnus Sverke and Anders Sjöberg
  4. Participation in Trade Unions in The Netherlands: Women and Part-Time Workers
    —Annelies Daalder
  5. Taking Part in Industrial Action: General Versus Specific Readiness to Engage
    —Gerrita van der Veen and Sjoerd Goslinga
  6. Can Union Commitment Be Developed? A Quasi-Experimental Analysis
    —Victor M. Catano, Greg K. Cole, and Norman Hebert
  7. Organizational Citizenship and Union Participation: Measuring Discretionary Membership Behaviors
    —Clive J. A. Fullagar, Judi McLean Parks, Paul F. Clark, and Daniel G. Gallagher
  8. The Nature of Member Participation in Local Union Activities
    —E. Kevin Kelloway, Victor M. Catano, and Anthony E. Carroll
  9. Some Remaining Challenges
    —Michael E. Gordon, Julian Barling, and Lois E. Tetrick

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Lois E. Tetrick is professor of psychology at the University of Houston. She received her doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and was a member of the psychology faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit before moving to Houston. She is the author of numerous journal articles and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior.

Julian Barling is professor of organizational behavior in the School of Business, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is the author of Employment, Stress, and Family Functioning; The Union and Its Members: A Psychological Approach (with Clive J. A. Fullagar and E. Kevin Kelloway); and numerous journal articles. He is currently coeditor of the Sage series Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior, consulting editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and Stress Medicine. He served previously as the chair of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety to the Minister of Labour in Ontario.