Publication Details

Jones, M., Kriflik, G. and Zanko, M. (2005). Worker commitment in the Australian film industry. Proceedings of the Student Research Conference. Waikato, New Zealand: University of Waikato.


Worker commitment in the Australian Film Industry is examined in this paper. Workers express a perceived inequity with regard to the inputs versus their outcomes. However, their continued engagement and persistent hard work in the industry would indicate a state of equity. Adams’ Equity Theory has been used in this research as a tool to help uncover the various factors which work to implicitly return equity to film workers. The commitment factors that have emerged through the research are discussed, and are considered in light of the factors which have surfaced through a preliminary literature review.