Aversive Workplace Conditions and Employee Grievance Filing: The Moderating Effects of Gender and Ethnicity

31 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2008

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Peter Bamberger

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management

Ela Kohn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Inbal Nahum-Shani

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Studies examining the direct effects of employee demographic differences on grievance filing have yielded mixed results. Moreover, little is known regarding the possible moderating effect that such differences might have on the link between workplace adversity and grievance filing. Using a sample of 866 blue-collar workers drawn from four unions, we examine the potential moderating effects of gender and race/ethnicity. Our findings suggest that while gender and ethnicity are not significantly associated with perceptions of workplace adversity, grievance filing in response to certain forms of adversity is amplified among women (as compared to men) and among African Americans and Hispanics (as compared to whites). The meaning and implications of these findings are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Bamberger, Peter and KOHN, ELA and NAHUM-SHANI, INBAL, Aversive Workplace Conditions and Employee Grievance Filing: The Moderating Effects of Gender and Ethnicity. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 229-259, April 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1100811 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00518.x

Peter Bamberger (Contact Author)

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management ( email )

Haifa 32000
Israel
972-4-829-4510 (Phone)

ELA KOHN

affiliation not provided to SSRN

INBAL NAHUM-SHANI

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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