Justice and personality: Using integrative theories to derive moderators of justice effects ☆

  title={Justice and personality: Using integrative theories to derive moderators of justice effects ☆},
  author={Jason A. Colquitt and Brent A. Scott and Timothy A. Judge and John C. Shaw},
  journal={Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes},
Abstract Although organizational justice has been shown to have behavioral consequences, there remains a surprising amount of variation in how individuals react to fair and unfair treatment. The present study drew on three integrative theories in the justice literature—fairness heuristic theory, uncertainty management theory, and fairness theory—to identify personality traits that could explain such variation. From these theories, we identified trust propensity, risk aversion, and morality… Expand

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