The good and bad of being fair: effects of procedural and interpersonal justice behaviors on regulatory resources

Johnson, Russell E., Lanaj, Klodiana and Barnes, Christopher M. 2014, The good and bad of being fair: effects of procedural and interpersonal justice behaviors on regulatory resources, Journal of applied psychology, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 635-650, doi: 10.1037/a0035647.

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Title The good and bad of being fair: effects of procedural and interpersonal justice behaviors on regulatory resources
Author(s) Johnson, Russell E.
Lanaj, Klodiana
Barnes, Christopher M.
Journal name Journal of applied psychology
Volume number 99
Issue number 4
Start page 635
End page 650
Total pages 16
Publisher American Psychological Association
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2014-07
ISSN 0021-9010
Keyword(s) procedural justice
interpersonal justice
organizational citizenship behaviour
Summary The justice literature has paid considerable attention to the beneficial effects of fair behaviors for recipients of such behaviors. It is possible, however, that exhibiting fair behaviors may come at a cost for actors. In this article, we integrate ego depletion theory with organizational justice research in order to examine the consequences of justice behaviors for actors. We used an experience-sampling method in a sample of managerial employees to examine the relations of performing procedural justice and interpersonal justice behaviors with subsequent changes in actors’ regulatory resources. Our results indicate that procedural justice behaviors are draining, whereas interpersonal justice behaviors are replenishing for actors. Depletion, in turn, adversely affected the performance of citizenship behavior, and depletion mediated relations of justice behavior with citizenship. Furthermore, 2 traits that impact self-regulatory skills—extraversion and neuroticism—moderated the replenishing effects of engaging in interpersonal justice behaviors. We conclude by discussing implications and avenues for future research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1037/a0035647
Field of Research 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
1701 Psychology
1503 Business And Management
1505 Marketing
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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