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Don’t Let it Get to You!: a Moderated Mediated Approach to the (In)justice–Health Relationship
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, ISSN 1076-8998, E-ISSN 1939-1307, Vol. 20, no 4, 434-445 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study investigates the consequences of overall justice perceptions on employees’ mental health and work-family conflict. While many studies have found that perceiving injustice at work is harmful, little is known about the underlying processes. Based on the allostatic load model, it is hypothesized that mental preoccupation with work, defined as a cognitive state, is a mediator linking overall justice perceptions to employee health. Moreover, we argue that locus of control is a moderator for the mediated relationship. We tested our hypotheses with panel data consisting of 412 Swedish office workers. Results support that mental preoccupation with work mediates the relationship between overall justice and mental health, and overall justice and work-family conflict. Results also reveal that mental preoccupation with work plays a greater mediating role for individuals with an external locus of control. Implications and suggestions for future studies on the emerging relationship between organizational justice and health are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 20, no 4, 434-445 p.
Keyword [en]
Organizational Justice, Overall Justice, Health, Locus of Control, Allostatic Load
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113685DOI: 10.1037/a0039005ISI: 000361882100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-113685DiVA: diva2:787001
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2006-1139
Available from: 2015-02-08 Created: 2015-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Processes of Organizational Justice: Insights into the perception and enactment of justice
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2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Well-being at work is of major public interest, and justice at the workplace can be a key factor contributing to employees and managers feeling well. Research has found direct relationships between organizational justice perceptions and work and health outcomes. With research on the justice–health link still emerging, this thesis examines the moderating and mediating processes for the effects of justice perceptions on work outcomes and especially health outcomes. As little is known about those who enact justice, the antecedents and consequences of justice enactment are also studied. In Study I, the relationships between organizational justice and work and health outcomes were in focus, as the moderating role of job characteristics was investigated utilizing the demand–control(–support) model. Organizational justice and job characteristics were associated with work and health outcomes within and across time. The multiplicative effects showed that the organizational justice effects were stronger when perceived job demands were high, job control was low or social support was low. Study II examined the processes through which justice perceptions translate into health outcomes. Building on the allostatic load model, mental preoccupation with work was found to be a relevant mediator of the justice–health relationship, with locus of control moderating the mediated relationships. Study III focused on the actor perspective. Investigating predictions based on the deontic model of justice and ego-depletion theory, moral regard and justice self-efficacy predicted justice enactment positively, and justice enactment had positive effects on feeling professionally recognized but also negative health consequences for the actors themselves. This thesis contributes to advancing the emergent justice–health research stream by providing insights into the processes underlying these aspects, and by incorporating this stream into the actor perspective. 

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Stockholm: Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 2015. 99 p.
Keyword
organizational justice, overall justice, fairness, justice enactment, well-being, health, Demand-Control-Support, allostatic load, entrepreneurs, owner-managers, deontic justice, ego depletion
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114113 (URN)978-91-7649-098-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-04-10, David Magnussonsalen (U31), Frescati Hagväg 8, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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At the time of the doctoral defense, the following paper was unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 3: Submitted.

Available from: 2015-03-19 Created: 2015-02-20 Last updated: 2015-03-20Bibliographically approved

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