Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 209–225

Treating employees fairly and organizational citizenship behavior: Sorting the effects of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and procedural justice

  • Robert H. Moorman
  • Brian P. Niehoff
  • Dennis W. Organ

DOI: 10.1007/BF01419445

Cite this article as:
Moorman, R.H., Niehoff, B.P. & Organ, D.W. Employ Respons Rights J (1993) 6: 209. doi:10.1007/BF01419445


A study was conducted to measure the relative contribution of perceptions of procedural justice toward predicting organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) controlling for the effects of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Employees in a national cable television company completed a survey containing measures of work satisfaction, affective and continuance commitment, and perceptions of fairness, while their managers completed an OCB survey. Results using LISREL 7 indicated support fpr relationships between procedural justice and commitment, satisfaction, and OCB. However, no individual relationships between commitment and OCB nor between satisfaction and OCB were found once the relationships between justice and citizenship were controlled. These findings are discussed using the group value model of procedural justice.

Key Words

organizational citizenship behaviorprocedural justicejob satisfactionorganizational commitment

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. Moorman
    • 1
  • Brian P. Niehoff
    • 2
  • Dennis W. Organ
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Management, College of Business and EconomicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantown
  2. 2.Department of Management, College of Business AdministrationKansas State UniversityManhatten
  3. 3.Department of Management, School of BusinessIndiana UniversityBloomington