Health consequences of organizational injustice: Tests of main and interactive effects
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Volume 80, Issue 2.
I report the results of two studies that explored relationships between employees’ justice perceptions and their psychological well-being. In both studies, the main and interactive effects of distributive justice and procedural justice accounted for significant, unique variance in employees’ psychological distress. Consistent with predictions derived from a framework that integrates stress and coping theory with justice theory, relationships between procedural justice and psychological distress were stronger when distributive justice was lower. I discuss theoretical implications for the organizational justice literature and identify the studies’ limitations and practical implications.