TITLE

ATTRIBUTION THEORY AND DISCIPLINE ARBITRATION

AUTHOR(S)
Bemmels, Brian
PUB. DATE
April 1991
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Apr91, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p548
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study focuses on 230 male arbitrators' decisions in a hypothetical discharge grievance case. An analysis of the responses supports the central proposition of attribution theory that a decision-maker's response to an individual's action largely depends on the decision-maker's attributions of causality or responsibility for the action. The analysis also shows that, all else equal, the arbitrators tended to specify a more lenient penalty when the grievant was female than when the grievant was male; and more experienced arbitrators tended to decide either completely in favor of the grievant or completely in favor of the employer, whereas less experienced arbitrators tended to make compromise decisions.
ACCESSION #
9108192129

 

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