Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Terry Besser

Abstract

In recent years, the frequency of strikes has increased in China, which makes it important to analyze what influences workers' attitude about going on strike. Based on a review of the literature, the extrinsic reward (income satisfaction and old age insurance), intrinsic rewards (employee autonomy and participation) and control variable (gender, age, education, migrant and ownership) will be examined using data from the China General Social Survey 2006. All workers in survey are divided into three groups: professional, nonprofessional, and manufacturing workers. For each group, the effect of independent variables and control variables on workers' attitudes toward strikes is tested. For the professional and nonprofessional group, employee participation has a negative association with workers' attitudes toward strikes, while job autonomy has a positive association in the manufacturing worker group. For all groups, income satisfaction has a negative relationship with attitudes toward strikes. For nonprofessional, the gender has a positive relationship to the attitudes toward strikes, and meanwhile, in manufacturing workers, migrant workers and private company have negative associations with attitudes toward strikes.

Copyright Owner

Zhenxing Ke

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

51 pages

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