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Trust in management: The role of employee voice arrangements and perceived managerial opposition to unions

journal contribution
posted on 21.11.2018, 00:00 by P Holland, BK Cooper, A Pyman, Julian Teicher
This study examines the relationship between employee voice arrangements and employees' trust in management using data from the 2007 Australian Worker Representation and Participation Survey of 1,022 employees. Drawing on social exchange theory and employee relations literature, we test hypotheses concerning the relationships between direct and union voice arrangements, perceived managerial opposition to unions and employees' trust in management. Consistent with our predictions, after controlling for a range of personal, job and workplace characteristics, regression analyses indicated that direct voice arrangements were positively related to employees' trust in management. Union voice arrangements and perceived managerial opposition to unions were negatively related to trust in management. The article concludes by highlighting the study's implications for management practice and avenues for further research. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

History

Volume

22

Issue

4

Start Page

377

End Page

391

Number of Pages

15

eISSN

1748-8583

ISSN

0954-5395

Publisher

Wiley-Blacwell, UK

Additional Rights

© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Monash University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Human Resource Management Journal

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