The Role of Affect in the Relationship between Distributive Justice Expectations and Applicants' Recommendation and Litigation Intentions

10 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2012

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Brigitte Geenen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Karin Proost

Open University (Netherlands)

Marius Van Dijke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

K. De Witte

University of Leuven (KUL); Maastricht University

Jasper von Grumbkow

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 2012

Abstract

This paper examined the moderating role of positive and negative affect in the relationship between distributive justice expectations and applicants' intentions to recommend the organization or to litigate. Specifically, it was suggested and supported in two samples of, respectively, 1,409 and 486 applicants, that the positive relationship between distributive justice expectations and recommendation intentions was stronger for applicants high in positive affect. In the second sample, it was further found that the negative relationship between distributive justice expectations and litigation intentions was stronger among applicants high in negative affect. This research is the first to identify the distinct roles of positive and negative affect in shaping responses to expectations of (un)fairness in the personnel selection literature. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Geenen, Brigitte and Proost, Karin and Van Dijke, Marius and De Witte, Kristof and von Grumbkow, Jasper, The Role of Affect in the Relationship between Distributive Justice Expectations and Applicants' Recommendation and Litigation Intentions (December 2012). International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 404-413, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2178864 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12003

Brigitte Geenen (Contact Author)

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Karin Proost

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Marius Van Dijke

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Kristof De Witte

University of Leuven (KUL) ( email )

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Jasper Von Grumbkow

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