Overall Justice of Organization: from Decision Fairness to Positive Attitude of Employees

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Abstract

The paper presents an empirical study aimed at analysing the antecedents and role of perceived overall justice in organization. The results of the study show overall justice to be predicted by perceived fairness of various human resource management decisions, and to be related to attitudes towards job, supervisor, and organization.

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