Factors Differentiating Grievants and Nongrievants
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Previous attempts at identifying factors differentiating individuals who file grievances from those who do not have focused on demographic and job-related variables. These efforts have yielded inconsistent results and have not explained much of the variance in grievance-filing behavior. This line of research is extended in this study by presenting a model of individual grievance-filing behavior that includes a number of variables measuring attitudes toward work and unions. Such factors have been found associated with other forms of union-related behavior such as the decision to unionize. The objectives were to replicate the earlier studies, examine the relationships between attitudinal variables and grievance-filing behavior, and identify the factors most effectively discriminating between grievants and nongrievants. The results indicate that age is the only demographic factor differentiating the criterion groups. However, the subsamples differed significantly with respect to several attitudinal variables.