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Third-party support for strike action.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18642985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Labor strikes are often seen as battles for public support. Members of the public are asked to show respect for a strike by refusing to cross the picket line or by joining strikers on the picket line. Such public support may affect the morale of strikers and influence the strike's duration. Despite the perceived importance of the public in labor disputes, members of third parties have not been considered in previous strike research. In 2 studies, the authors show that a new measure of third-party strike support is unidimensional and highly reliable. In both cases, union attitudes and perceptions of distributive justice were significant predictors of support for strike action. Those who are more supportive of unions in general and believe that the contract offered to the strikers was unfair were more likely to support the strike by engaging in such actions as conversing with strikers, writing letters, and refusing to cross the picket line.
E Kevin Kelloway; Lori Francis; Victor M Catano; Kathryne E Dupré
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of applied psychology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0021-9010     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Psychol     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-22     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222526     Medline TA:  J Appl Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  806-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Management, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Social Support*
Strikes, Employee*

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