The mediating role of overall fairness perception: a structural equation modelling assessment

Jihad Mohammad, Farzana Quoquab, Fazli Idris, Mohammad Al Jabari, Raed Wishah

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Abstract

Purpose: Most of the past studies related to organisational justice focussed on different types of justice, such as procedural justice, distributive justice and interactional justice either separately or collectively. Still, further investigation on the overall concept of fairness is required to extend theoretical generalisability. Moreover, researchers argued that overall fairness rather than a specific type represents more concrete situation about employees’ perception of fairness within an organisation. Considering this, the purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating effect of overall fairness perception (OFP) in relation to workplace outcome as well as its predictive ability on employees’ attitude and behaviour in term of psychological ownership and citizenship behaviour. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 250 questionnaires were distributed among the employees of financial institutions in Malaysia, which yielded 150 completed usable responses. Smart PLS (version 3) software and SPSS were utilised in order to analyse the data. Findings: The results revealed that overall fairness plays a crucial role as a mediator as well as a predictor. Limitations and future research directions are also discussed. Practical implications: This study provides useful insights for the mangers of financial institutions. It also suggests strategies about how to manage justice and workplace outcomes at workplace. Originality/value: This paper is among the pioneers to address the mediating role of OFP in relations to workplace attitude and behaviour in non-western context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-636
Number of pages23
JournalEmployee Relations
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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Structural equation modeling
Work place
Fairness
Fairness perceptions
Justice
Financial institutions
Predictive ability
Predictors
Mediator
Citizenship behavior
Organizational justice
Research directions
Psychological ownership
Employee perceptions
Malaysia
Software
Design methodology
Questionnaire
Interactional justice
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Keywords

  • Distributive justice
  • Interactional justice
  • Mediating effect
  • Overall fairness perception
  • Procedural justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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The mediating role of overall fairness perception : a structural equation modelling assessment. / Mohammad, Jihad; Quoquab, Farzana; Idris, Fazli; Al Jabari, Mohammad; Wishah, Raed.

In: Employee Relations, Vol. 41, No. 3, 01.04.2019, p. 614-636.

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Mohammad, Jihad ; Quoquab, Farzana ; Idris, Fazli ; Al Jabari, Mohammad ; Wishah, Raed. / The mediating role of overall fairness perception : a structural equation modelling assessment. In: Employee Relations. 2019 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 614-636.
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