Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 173–187

The effect of labor relations climate on the union participation process

  • J. Bryan Fuller
  • Kim Hester


Research examining union member attitudes and behaviors have produced inconsistent results for key relationships in models of union participation. Social information processing theory suggests that a contextual variable, labor relations climate, should systematically influence the attitudinal variables in these models. Our meta-analysis shows that labor relations climate moderates four of five key relationships. Consequently, theory on union member participation should be altered to reflect the recent emergence of less adversarial union-management relationships.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bryan Fuller
    • 1
  • Kim Hester
    • 1
  1. 1.Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro

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