Legitimacy and Justice Perceptions

  title={Legitimacy and Justice Perceptions},
  author={Charles W. Mueller and Miriam J. Landsman},
  journal={Social Psychology Quarterly},
  pages={189 - 202}
Consistent with the theoretical argument of Hegtvedt and Johnson, we empirically examine the relationship between collectivity-generated legitimacy of reward procedures and individual-level justice perceptions about reward distributions. Using data from a natural setting, we find that collectivity sources of validity (authorization and endorsement) exert positive effects on individual-level justice perceptions as predicted by Hegtvedt and Johnson, but that this influence is entirely indirect… 

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