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Linking Ethnic Identification to Organisational Solidarity

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This paper investigates the process through which ethnic identification (EI) influences employees’ sense of organisational solidarity (OS). A survey of 1525 employees working in different ministries of a state government in Nigeria was collected and analysed by means of a regression to investigate EI-OS relationships. As expected, EI was a significant determinant of OS with co-worker social support explaining the rationale for EI-OS relationship. The conceptualisation of OS as a composite construct that manifest in employees’ self-efficacy, organisational self-identity and employee voice behaviours is novel. The study provides evidence from an under researched area to further generalise existing debates.

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Pepple, D.G. Linking Ethnic Identification to Organisational Solidarity. Public Organiz Rev 20, 113–128 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-018-00431-3

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Keywords

  • Ethnic identification
  • Co-worker social support
  • Nigeria
  • Organisational solidarity
  • Public sector