Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 195–207 | Cite as

Justice and organizational citizenship behavior: What is the relationship?

  • Judith W. Tansky


This study investigates the relationship between perceptions of overall fairness, organizational citizenship behavior, employee attitudes, and the quality of the supervisory/subordinate relationship based on the justice and organizational citizenship literature. Results show that employees do form perceptions of overall fairness and that these perceptions influence job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Relationships are found between altruism and perceptions of overall fairness, job satisfaction and categories of organizational citizenship behavior, and the quality of the supervisory-subordinate relationship and perception of overall fairness and organizational citizenship behavior. Practical implications and issues for future research are discussed.

Key Words

organizational citizenship behavior justice perceptions of overall fairness job satisfaction organizational commitment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith W. Tansky
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  1. 1.College of Business, Department of ManagementJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburg

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