A multi-level analysis of organizational justice climate, structure, and employee mental health

Chester S. Spell, Todd J. Arnold

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Abstract

This study uses a sample of 483 employees to investigate how fairness assessments and organizational structure relate to employee mental health. The authors explain these effects using a social contagion framework, which describes the creation of group effects that would occur in addition to individual-level influences. They found that the interactive effects of distributive and procedural justice climates significantly influence individual feelings of both anxiety and depression. This effect goes beyond the main effects of justice at the individual level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-751
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Management
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Justice climate
  • Mental health
  • Organizational justice

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