Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Publication Title

Communication Studies

Abstract

Based on the political spillover theory, this study examines the boundary-spanning aspect of workplace participation—the association between participation at work and in politics. A telephone survey was conducted using a regional probability sample. Results indicate that decision involvement at work is positively associated with political voting while work community participation is positively associated with involvement in local communities and political party and campaign activities. The study reveals that internal political efficacy mediates the relationship between job autonomy and political participation.

DOI

10.1080/10510970701849370

Version

Postprint

Volume

59

Issue

1