Investigating the Effects of Applicant Justice Perceptions on Job Offer Acceptance

Personnel Psychology (2016), 69, pp 199.227. DOI: 10.1111/peps.12101

Fox School of Business Research Paper No. 15-059

42 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2015 Last revised: 16 Dec 2016

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Crystal Harold

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Brian Holtz

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management; Temple University - Organizational Behavior

Brian Griepentrog

Fors Marsh Group

Lindsey Brewer

Fors Marsh Group

Sean Marsh

Fors Marsh Group

Date Written: January 1, 2015

Abstract

Drawing on extant recruitment and organizational justice theory, this research examines the effects of justice perceptions on job acceptance decisions across two samples (n=332 and 2,974) of applicants to jobs within the United States Military. More specifically we examine justice-job offer acceptance relations relative to other pertinent recruitment predictors including, organizational image, familiarity, person-organization (P-O) fit perceptions, and recruiter behaviors. Findings from both studies support the importance of justice perceptions in influencing job offer acceptance. Fairness perceptions accounted for 29.37% and 19.22% of the unique variance in job offer acceptance, in Studies 1 and 2, respectively. The results of this research provide much needed empirical evidence to the scant literature on actual job acceptance and highlight important practical implications for employers.

Suggested Citation

Harold, Crystal and Holtz, Brian and Griepentrog, Brian and Brewer, Lindsey and Marsh, Sean, Investigating the Effects of Applicant Justice Perceptions on Job Offer Acceptance (January 1, 2015). Personnel Psychology (2016), 69, pp 199.227. DOI: 10.1111/peps.12101, Fox School of Business Research Paper No. 15-059, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550803

Crystal Harold (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Brian Holtz

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Temple University - Organizational Behavior ( email )

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Brian Griepentrog

Fors Marsh Group ( email )

1010 N Glebe Road, Suite 510
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

Lindsey Brewer

Fors Marsh Group

1010 N Glebe Road, Suite 510
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

Sean Marsh

Fors Marsh Group ( email )

1010 N Glebe Road, Suite 510
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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