Research in Higher Education

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 353–369 | Cite as

Organizational climate and faculty attitudes toward collective bargaining: A university in a major labor dispute

  • Yoram Neumann


The present study attempts to broaden Neumann's (1979) original study, which included only universities with favorable labor relations, and to assess the role of organizational climate in predicting and explaining faculty attitudes toward collective bargaining at a college facing severe labor problems. The major findings of this study are the following. First, the perceived power structure is the dominant predictor of attitudes toward unionization at the university in a labor dispute. The magnitude of relationships between perceived power and collective bargaining attitudes is noticeably stronger at the university with unfavorable labor relations than at universities with favorable labor relations. Second, inequity is related to some aspects of collective bargaining and is not related to others. Third, perceived goals do not effect faculty attitudes toward unionization. The implications of these findings are discussed and elaborated.


Original Study Education Research Collective Bargaining Labor Relation Power Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoram Neumann
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  1. 1.The Hubert H. Humphrey Center for Social EcologyBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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