Militant attitudes among Swedish employees: The role of class and social identification

2017-11-14T18:47:00Z (GMT) by Johanna Palm
Using a mixed-methods approach, including data from a national sample of 1851 employees and 10 in-depth interviews with various categories of employees, this paper examines what factors influence different atti-tudes towards industrial action among Swedish employees. It adds to previous research by showing that social class has a strong influence on attitudes, both in terms of its effects on wages and working conditions and in terms of how class identification and class background affects perceptions of (in)justice, which help explain the preference for differ-ent strategies in relation to job dissatisfaction.