The Associations between Perceived Distributive, Procedural, and Interactional Organizational Justice, Self-rated Health and Burnout
2009 (English)In: Work - Journal of Prevention Assessment and Rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815 (print) 1875-9270 (online), Vol. 33, no 1, 43-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aim: The aim of the present study was to examine the cross-sectional and 2-year longitudinal associations between perceived organizational justice, self-rated health and burnout. Metods: The study used questionnaire data from 428 Swedish employment officers and the data was analyzed with Structural Equation Modeling, SEM. Two different models were tested: a global organizational justice model (with and without correlated measurement errors) and a differentiated (distributive, procedural and interactional organizational justice) justice model (with and without correlated measurement errors). Results: The global justice model with autocorrelations had the most satisfactory goodness-of-fit indices. Global justice showed statistically significant (p andlt; 0.01) cross-sectional (0.80 andlt;= mle andlt;= 0.84) and longitudinal positive associations (0.76 andlt;= mle andlt;= 0.82) between organizational justice and self-rated health, and significant (p andlt; 0.01) negative associations between organizational justice and burnout (cross-sectional: mle = -0.85, longitudinal -0.83 andgt;= mle andgt;= -0.84). Conclusion: The global justice construct showed better goodness-of-fit indices than the threefold justice construct but a differentiated organizational justice concept could give valuable information about health related risk factors: if they are structural (distributive justice), procedural (procedural justice) or inter-personal (interactional justice). The two approaches to study organizational justice should therefore be regarded as complementary rather than exclusive.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 33, no 1, 43-51 p.
Organizational justice, self-rated health, burnout
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13225DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2009-0842OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13225DiVA: diva2:18079