The authors’ affiliations are, respectively, Gdansk Higher School of Administration and University of Gdansk, Gdynia, Poland. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. The authors would like to thank two anonymous reviewers and the editor for their helpful critical comments.
Employees’ Desire to Join or Leave a Union: Evidence from Poland
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008
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Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 185–192, January 2009
How to Cite
ZIENTARA, P. and KUCZYŃSKI, G. (2009), Employees’ Desire to Join or Leave a Union: Evidence from Poland. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 48: 185–192. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00550.x
- Issue published online: 9 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008
This research note provides an empirical analysis of the factors related to Polish employees’ desire to join and leave a union. Our regression analysis, based on a sample of 298 unionized and 338 nonunionized employees, shows that the desire to join a union is positively associated with career prospects and negatively with company commitment, while the desire to leave a union is positively associated with one's intention to leave the company.