How to measure industrial relations climate in Chinese context

Jiayun Deng, Derwin King Chung Chan, Sophie Xin Yang, Kim M. Caudwell

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Abstract

The employees’ perception of the industrial relations climate is essential to promote the development of enterprise, maintain social stability and human being’s psychological well-being.With the development of China’s economy, the complexities exist in the Chinese marketmay lead to some potential issues toward the industrial relations. Therefore, the need to understand the nature of the industrial relations in the Chinese market is crucial to the various stakeholders. The present study aimed to develop a psychometric scale measuring the Chinese industrial relations through three consecutive studies. The research was conducted from one hundred twentytwo enterprises across four different industries including manufacturing, software services, pharmacy and serving, with 3259 employees. The developed scale contains five psychological factors including interactiveness, motivation, harmony, careness and fairness, and the results supported the sound psychometric properties of the Industrial Relations Climate Scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management
EditorsVirgilio Cruz Machado, Jiuping Xu, Stefan Nickel, Asaf Hajiyev
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages1215-1224
Number of pages10
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783662472408
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2015 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 21 Jul 201523 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume362
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2015
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period21/07/1523/07/15

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