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Job satisfaction, organizational commitment and OCB: an examination of three employees’ behaviors in unionized work context

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K. A. S. Dhammika

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management
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One of the characteristics of the industrial relation climate of Sri Lanka is that it has high unionized working environment. This high unionization of employees is claimed to affect number of behavioral factors associated with employees. Though the effect of unionization on organizations’ outcomes have been carried out, researches in this regard in Sri Lankan context are rare. This study is aimed at examining the effect of employees’ unionization on employees’ behaviors. The sample of this study is consisted of 380 public and private sector employees and it was drawn by using the stratified random sampling method. Data was collected by administering questionnaires. The data was analyzed with Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). It was found that unionization has a negative effect on the work related behavior of employees. Further it was revealed that the negative effect of unionization is higher in the public sector than in the private sectors.
How to Cite: Dhammika, K.A.S., (2017). Job satisfaction, organizational commitment and OCB: an examination of three employees’ behaviors in unionized work context. Kelaniya Journal of Management. 6(1), pp.12–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjm.v6i1.7524
Published on 27 Jul 2017.
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