Belief in an Unjust World: When Beliefs in a Just World Fail

@article{Lench2007BeliefIA,
  title={Belief in an Unjust World: When Beliefs in a Just World Fail},
  author={Heather C. Lench and Esther S Chang},
  journal={Journal of Personality Assessment},
  year={2007},
  volume={89},
  pages={126 - 135}
}
Belief in a just world, where people get what they deserve, has been hypothesized to underlie a variety of psychological phenomena (Lerner, 1965). Close inspection of individual difference measures of this belief, however, has indicated repeatedly that just world beliefs are not a unidimensional construct. The purpose of this investigation was to elaborate upon the conceptualization of unjust world beliefs as a related but separate construct from just world beliefs. In two studies, the Unjust… 
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