Author: Ho, Chi-shing David
Title: Determinants of strike motivation and strike commitment : an empirical investigation of public transport workers in Hong Kong
Degree: D.B.A.
Year: 2002
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Strikes and lockouts -- Transport workers -- China -- Hong Kong
Strikes and lockouts -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Transport workers -- China -- Hong Kong
Department: Department of Management
Pages: ix, 123 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: This survey examines strike determinants, union commitment, and propensity to strike among drivers of local public transport in Hong Kong. Bus and railway drivers from two major union groups were interviewed; 218 successful interviews are included in the data. Factor analyses support the conceptualization of propensity to strike as well as a two-dimensional construct of strike motivation and strike commitment. In contrast with findings from Western countries, union commitment fails to mediate the relationship between propensity to strike and strike determinants in full. Union commitment is directly explained by role conflict, attitude of "significant others" union instrumentality perceptions, and union communication. On the other hand, job satisfaction, preference for government intervention, income, union instrumentality perceptions, and union commitment emerge as a significant determinant of strike motivation while attitude of "significant others" toward the union and union commitment predict strike commitment. Implications are drawn from findings of this research to government, union stewards, and managers of public transportation companies.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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