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The egocentric nature of procedural justice : social value orientation as moderator of reactions to decision-making procedures


Prooijen, Jan-Willem van; Cremer, David de; Beest, Ilja van; Ståhl, Tomas; Dijke, Marius van; Lange, Paul A. M. van


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Abstract In four studies, the authors investigated the individual-oriented versus social-oriented nature of procedural justice effects by comparing fairness-based responses to decision-making procedures among proself versus prosocial oriented individuals. In Studies 1 through 3, we measured participants' social value orientation and manipulated whether or not they were granted or denied voice in a decision-making process. Results consistently revealed that the effects of voice versus no-voice on fairness-based perceptions, emotions, and behavioral intentions were significantly more pronounced for individuals with proself orientations than for individuals with prosocial orientations. These findings were extended in Study 4, a field study in which perceived procedural justice was a stronger predictor of satisfaction and organizational citizenship behaviors among proselfs than among prosocials. These findings suggest that procedural justice effects can be accounted for by self-oriented motives or needs, rather than prosocial motives that are often conceptualized as being associated with justice.
Klassifikation Sozialpsychologie
Freie Schlagwörter Procedural justice; Social value orientation; Social decision making; Egocentrism
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 1303-1315
Zeitschriftentitel Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44 (2008) 5
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2008.05.006
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)