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Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 83-102

THE MEDIATING ROLE OF PROCEDURAL JUSTICE IN RESPONSES TO PROMOTION DECISIONS

  • Silvia BagdadliAffiliated withDepartment of Organization and Information System, Bocconi University Email author 
  • , Quinetta RobersonAffiliated withHuman Resource Studies, Cornell University
  • , Francesco PaolettiAffiliated withDepartment of Organization and Information System, University of Milano - Bicocca

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ABSTRACT

This study used structural equations modeling to examine the mediating role of procedural justice in the relationships between promotion decisions and organizational commitment and between promotion decisions and intent to leave the organization. 156 managers and executives in Italian subsidiaries of two large multinational organizations in the chemical industry were surveyed about their career history within the organization and their reactions to promotion decisions over an 8-year period. The results showed that promotion decisions influenced feelings of organizational commitment through perceptions of procedural justice in promotion decision-making processes. The theoretical and practical implications of the study’s findings are discussed.

Keyword

procedural justice promotion decisions careers