Perceived Organisational Injustice and Counterproductive Behaviour: The Mediating Role of Work Alienation Evidence from the Egyptian Public Sector
This study examines the relationship between the four dimensions of organisational justice, namely, distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational justice, and workers’ counterproductive behaviour, and whether work alienation has mediating effect in this relationship. These relationships were tested in a sample of 300 blue-collar workers operating in Egyptian public industrial context, only 236 responded positively. Results revealed that there are significant relationships between organisational injustice (in its four types) and counterproductive behaviours, and each of the work alienation dimensions partially mediated this relationship. These findings were discussed in the light of extant literature. Research limitations and implications for future research were reported.
International Journal of Business and Management; Vol. 12, No. 5; 2017 ISSN 1833-3850 E-ISSN 1833-8119 Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education
Business Administration, Management, and Operations Commons, Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics Commons, Collective Bargaining Commons, Human Resources Management Commons, International and Comparative Labor Relations Commons
Received: March 13, 2017 Accepted: April 10, 2017 Online Published: April 27, 2017 doi:10.5539/ijbm.v12n5p192 URL: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v12n5p192