Voice, Control, and Procedural Justice: Instrumental and Noninstrumental Concerns in Fairness Judgments

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Journal Article

One hundred seventy-nine undergraduate Ss took part in a study of the effects of instrumental and noninstrumental participation on distributive and procedural fairness judgments. In a goal-setting procedure, Ss were allowed voice before the goal was set, after the goal was set, or not at all. Ss received information relevant to the task, irrelevant information, or no information. Both pre- and postdecision voice led to higher fairness judgments than no voice, with predecision voice leading to higher fairness judgments than postdecision voice. Relevant information also increased perceived fairness. Mediation analyses showed that perceptions of control account for some, but not all, of the voice-based enhancement of procedural justice. The results show that both instrumental and noninstrumental concerns are involved in voice effects.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lind, EA; Kanfer, R; Earley, PC

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 952 - 959

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3514

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0022-3514.59.5.952

Citation Source

  • Scopus