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An analysis of correlation between organizational justice and job satisfaction


  • Yaghoubi, Esmaeil
  • Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi, Sina
  • Ebrahimi, Ahmad
  • Abdollahi, Hadi
  • Ebrahimi, Hamid


This study was an attempt to explore the relationship between organizational justice, encompassed by three components: (distributive justice, procedural justice and interactional justice) job satisfaction, that is employees’ perceptions of workplace justice. This study, indeed, investigated the relationship among these justice measures in the Iranian environment. The data were collected through the distribution of questionnaires among 229 employees of Furniture Manufacturing Company through a stratified random sampling. The study findings showed that only one significant relationship existed between the age of respondents and their perceptions of organizational justice. The findings also suggested that this was a positive association organizational justice and job satisfaction. Employee job satisfaction depended upon the organizational justice of managers. Nevertheless, in measuring the three dimensions of organizational justice, the current study used survey items asking employees whether something is generally fair or not. Finally, although, this study was conducted in Iran, it was expected that the findings might have the relevance on a broader scale. The results could be very helpful for developing a new model of organizational justice with new implementation techniques by replicating this study in different countries and contexts.

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  • Yaghoubi, Esmaeil & Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi, Sina & Ebrahimi, Ahmad & Abdollahi, Hadi & Ebrahimi, Hamid, 2011. "An analysis of correlation between organizational justice and job satisfaction," MPRA Paper 38103, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38103

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    job satisfaction; justice; furniture manufacturing company;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior

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