Justice Enactment and Well-Being: A test among SME owner-managers
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This study contributes to justice theory by exploring the antecedents of justice enactment and its consequences for the well-being of justice actors. Building on deontic justice and ego depletion theory, we suggest justice enactment triggers negative ego depletion effects, and, simultaneously, positive deontic effects. The relative strength of these opposing effects is hypothesized to vary across the facets of justice enactment and determines whether interpersonal and informational justice enactment has a positive or negative impact on well-being. A longitudinal study of owner-managers of small and medium-sized companies in France shows, as hypothesized, that moral regard and justice self-efficacy positively predict justice enactment. After controlling for baseline levels of health, vacation and business results, findings reveal that interpersonal justice enactment is positively related to self-rated health, while informational justice enactment is positively related to professional recognition, but negatively related to health (both self-rated health and sleep quality). Implications for research on the actor perspective of justice and implications for practice are discussed.
organizational justice, justice enactment, deontic justice, ego depletion, entrepreneurs
Psychology Economics and Business
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113686OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-113686DiVA: diva2:787002