Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 283–291 | Cite as

Fairness, legal compliance, and organizational commitment

  • Daniel J. Koys

Abstract

Attribution theory is used to hypothesize a positive relationship between one's perception that a fairness motive underlies personnel/human resource management activities and one's organizational commitment. The hypothesis is tested via a survey of 48 operating managers in a Midwestern department store chain. Using hierarchical regression to control for job satisfaction and length of service, a significant positive relationship exists between commitment and the perception that a fairness motive underlies personnel/human resource management activities. Commitment is not significantly related to the perception that a legal compliance motive underlies the activities.

Key Words

organizational commitment organizational culture perceptions of justice employee rights 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Koys
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementDePaul UniversityChicago

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