Exchange ideology as a moderator of the relationship between justice perceptions and work outcomes: Test of a social exchange model
2013 (English)In: Forum för arbetslivsforskning (FALF) - Changes in Working Life: Individual, Organizational, and Methodological Perspectives, Stockholm, Sweden, June 17-19, 2013, 2013Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Research on the emergence and effects of organisational justice has been on the rise in recent years. Evidence suggests that organisational justice affects various work outcomes. Based on a social exchange approach, it is argued that individuals reciprocate justice to its source by forming favourable attitudes about their organisation and direct supervisor. However, research further suggests that individuals´ responsiveness to reciprocate differs, described as exchange ideology. It still remains unclear when exchange ideology moderates the relationship between justice perceptions and positive work outcomes. The purpose of the present study is thus twofold. First, it is going to be examined whether individuals reciprocate fair treatment to its source, mediated by exchange quality. It is expected that perceived organisational support mediates the relationship between procedural justice and organisational commitment while leader-member exchange mediates the relationship between interactional justice and supervisor-directed citizenship behaviour. Second, the present study adds to existing research by testing when exchange ideology moderates the strength of the mediated relationships. Expected results are that the relationship between exchange quality and work outcomes will be more positive for individuals with a strict exchange ideology. Data will be collected during spring in a social network of employees working in the field of human development in Germany, via a web-based self-report questionnaire. Different regression analysis techniques (moderation, mediation and depending on the attained sample size also moderated mediation analyses) will be conducted to test the hypotheses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
organizational justice, organizational support, exchange ideology
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99428OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-99428DiVA: diva2:686945
Forum för arbetslivsforskning (FALF) - Changes in Working Life: Individual, Organizational, and Methodological Perspectives, Stockholm, Sweden, June 17-19, 2013.