Organizational Justice: A Cross-national comparative study of Ghanaian industrial workers and their Finnish counterparts

Mohammad Haybatollahi, Ayim Seth Gyekye

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    The increased globalization in organizations has created the
    challenge to investigate and understand the organizational behaviours of
    employees from different cultural backgrounds. The current study
    investigated organizational justice from a cross-national perspective.
    Participants were Ghanaian (N = 320) and Finnish (N = 520) industrial
    workers. Data was collected with Blader and Tyler's (2003) scale. The
    Ghanaian participants responded to the English version, and the Finnish
    participants, a Finnish version. The analyses investigated differences on the
    three justice components (distributive, procedural and interactional). Further
    analyses examined which of the three best predicts job satisfaction, the
    relationships between demographic variables and justice perceptions. T-test,
    correlations, and regression analyses were used to test the hypotheses.
    Contrary to our expectations, Ghanaian respondents evaluated higher
    distributive and procedural justice. As predicted, they indicated more
    sensitivity to interactional justice than their Finnish counterparts. Significant
    links between all three justice components and job satisfaction were
    recorded in both samples. Interactional justice indicated the strongest
    influence. Demographic variables showed more impact on justice
    perceptions among Ghanaian workers than their Finnish counterparts. The
    study's theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)231-252
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Bibliographical note

    Haybatollahi, M., & Gyekye, S. A. (2015). ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE: A CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GHANAIAN INDUSTRIAL WORKERS AND THEIR FINNISH COUNTERPARTS. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 18(2), 231.

    Fields of Science

    • 5141 Sociology
    • 517 Political science

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