Fairness Perceptions and Organizational Misbehavior: An Empirical Study

American Review of Public Administration, 40(6), 691-703 (2010)

23 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2014 Last revised: 20 Oct 2014

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Annelies De Schrijver

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law

Karlien Delbeke

KU Leuven

Jeroen Maesschalck

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law

Stefaan Pleysier

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Employees evaluate the fairness or justice of their workplace: Does one get what one deserves at work? Organizational scholars consider perceived workplace fairness to be a relevant factor in predicting and explaining organizational misbehavior. For instance, TreviƱo and Weaver found in their study that the more employees perceive that their organization is just, the less they perceive their colleagues to be engaged in behavior that harms the organization. This hypothesis was retested with an alternative measure of organizational misbehavior in 19 Flemish governmental organizations, and confirmation was found. Moreover, the effect holds when controlling for integrity policy, leadership, tenure, and gender.

Suggested Citation

De Schrijver, Annelies and Delbeke, Karlien and Maesschalck, Jeroen and Pleysier, Stefaan, Fairness Perceptions and Organizational Misbehavior: An Empirical Study (2010). American Review of Public Administration, 40(6), 691-703 (2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2504509

Annelies De Schrijver

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law ( email )

Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Karlien Delbeke

KU Leuven ( email )

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

Jeroen Maesschalck (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law ( email )

Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Stefaan Pleysier

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law ( email )

Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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