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Linking Ethnic Identification to Organisational Solidarity

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  • Dennis Gabriel Pepple
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages16
JournalPublic Organization Review
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2018


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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