Date of Award
Master of Science
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.
Ke, Zhenxing, "Chinese Workers' Attitudes toward Strike" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 13557.