Social Justice Research

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 275–292 | Cite as

Personal Value Orientation as a Moderator in the Relationships Between Perceived Organizational Justice and Its Hypothesized Consequences

  • Jukka Lipponen
  • Maria-Elena Olkkonen
  • Liisa Myyry


This study examined whether personal value orientation moderated the relationships between perceived organizational justice and its three hypothesized consequences: group pride, respect within the group, and turnover intentions. On the basis of conceptual correspondences between self-enhancement and self-transcendence values of Schwartz's value typology and previous conceptualizations of distributive and procedural justice two hypotheses were developed and tested with a sample of 160 employees of a research organization. It was predicted and found that relationships between distributive justice and outcome variables were stronger among people who were high in self-enhancement values (power, achievement). The relationships between procedural justice and outcome variables, by contrast, were predicted to be stronger among those high in self-transcendence values (universalism, benevolence). Our results provided no support for the latter hypothesis.

value orientation procedural justice distributive justice group value model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jukka Lipponen
    • 1
  • Maria-Elena Olkkonen
    • 1
  • Liisa Myyry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social PsychologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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