The egocentric nature of procedural justice: Social value orientation as moderator of reactions to decision-making procedures

J.W. van Prooijen, D. de Cremer, I. van Beest, T. Stahl, M. van Dijke, P.A.M. van Lange

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    Abstract

    In four studies, the authors investigated the individual-oriented versus social-oriented nature of procedural justice effects by comparing fairness-based responses to decision-making procedures among proself versus prosocial oriented individuals. In Studies 1 through 3, we measured participants' social value orientation and manipulated whether or not they were granted or denied voice in a decision-making process. Results consistently revealed that the effects of voice versus no-voice on fairness-based perceptions, emotions, and behavioral intentions were significantly more pronounced for individuals with proself orientations than for individuals with prosocial orientations. These findings were extended in Study 4, a field study in which perceived procedural justice was a stronger predictor of satisfaction and organizational citizenship behaviors among proselfs than among prosocials. These findings suggest that procedural justice effects can be accounted for by self-oriented motives or needs, rather than prosocial motives that are often conceptualized as being associated with justice. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1303-1315
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Experimental Social Psychology
    Volume44
    Issue number5
    Early online date27 May 2008
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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