International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
  

Volume 9 Num. 1 - March 2009

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Third-party reactions to organizational unfairness

Volume 9 Num. 1 - March 2009 - Pages 79-88

Authors:

Gabriela Topa Cantisano , Juan A. Moriano Le?n , J. Francisco Morales Dom?nguez

Abstract:

To date, theory and research on organizational justice has focused on the victim?s perspective, and the third party?s perspective
has received little systematic attention. In this study a model proposed by Skarlicki and
Kulik (2005) on third-party reactions to employee mistreatment has been applied. Data
were obtained from a sample (N= 586) of officers into the Spanish Army via a mailed
survey regarding their perceptions of organizational unfulfilment of promises made during
the professional soldiers? recruitment campaign. Structural equation modelling was used
and results showed that organizational unfulfilment of promises, employee performance
and employee organizational commitment explained internal attributions blaming the
organization. Moreover, collaborative organizational culture and internal attributions
accounted a great percentage of variance in supervisors? perceptions regarding organizational
unfairness.

Key words:

organizational justice, causal attributions, structural equation modelling

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