Disagreeing about what's fair: exploring the relationship between perceptions of justice and employee dissent

Jeffrey W. Kassing, Zachary J. McDowell

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between employees' perceptions of justice within their organizations and their tendencies for expressing dissent. A sample of full-time working adults (N = 141) completed a survey instrument. Results indicated that managers' perceptions of justice related positively to their use of upward dissent and negatively to their use of displaced dissent, and that non-managers' perceptions of justice related negatively to their use of latent and displaced dissent. Overall, the findings suggest that although managers and non-managers respond differently to perceptions of justice, how fair employees perceive organizational decision-making practices to be relates to their dissent expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-43
Number of pages10
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Employee Dissent
  • Employee Voice
  • Fairness Perceptions
  • Interactional Justice
  • Perceptions of Justice
  • Procedural Justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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