Investigating the Effects of Applicant Justice Perceptions on Job Offer Acceptance
Personnel Psychology (2016), 69, pp 199.227. DOI: 10.1111/peps.12101
42 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2015 Last revised: 16 Dec 2016
Date Written: January 1, 2015
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.
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