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Event justice perceptions and employees' reactions: perceptions of social entity justice as a moderator.
J Appl Psychol. 2008 May; 93(3):513-28.JA

Abstract

Building on 2 paradigms in organizational justice research and on fairness heuristic theory, the author argues that employees' perceptions about the fairness of social entities (their supervisor and their organization) moderate the relationship between their perceptions about the fairness of specific events and their reactions. A survey of 265 supervisor-employee pairs in 4 companies was conducted to test this argument. Hierarchical linear modeling analyses showed that when employees perceived their organization to be generally fair, this perception moderated the relationship between the perceived justice of a particular event and their reactions to the organization (organizational commitment and organization-directed citizenship behavior). In addition, employees' perceptions of the fairness of their supervisor were found to moderate the relationship between the perceived justice of a particular event and their supervisor-directed responses (trust in managers and supervisor-directed citizenship behavior) and their organization-directed responses. The results suggest that employee attitudes and behavior can be better understood when both event justice perceptions and social entity justice perceptions are considered together.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Management of Organizations, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong. mnjaepil@ust.hk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18457484

Citation

Choi, Jaepil. "Event Justice Perceptions and Employees' Reactions: Perceptions of Social Entity Justice as a Moderator." The Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 93, no. 3, 2008, pp. 513-28.
Choi J. Event justice perceptions and employees' reactions: perceptions of social entity justice as a moderator. J Appl Psychol. 2008;93(3):513-28.
Choi, J. (2008). Event justice perceptions and employees' reactions: perceptions of social entity justice as a moderator. The Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(3), 513-28. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.93.3.513
Choi J. Event Justice Perceptions and Employees' Reactions: Perceptions of Social Entity Justice as a Moderator. J Appl Psychol. 2008;93(3):513-28. PubMed PMID: 18457484.
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