Joel Brockner

The Moderating Influence of Procedural Fairness on the Relationship between Work-Life Conflict and Organizational Commitment

Coauthor(s): Phyllis Siegel, Corrine Post, Ariel Fishman, Charlee Garden.

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Abstract:
To help employees better manage work-life conflict, organizations have introduced various initiatives, which have met with mixed results. The present studies examined the utility of a procedurally based approach to understanding employees' reactions to work-life conflict. The authors examined whether the fairness of procedures used by organizational authorities to plan and implement decisions moderates the (inverse) relationship between work-life conflict and employees' organizational commitment. Three studies using different methodologies howed support for the moderating role played by procedural fairness. That is, the tendency for greater work-life conflict to lead to lower commitment was significantly less pronounced when procedural fairness was high rather than low. Theoretical contributions to the work-life conflict and organizational justice literatures are discussed, as are practical implications.

Source: Journal of Applied Psychology
Exact Citation:
Siegel, Phyllis, Corrine Post, Joel Brockner, Ariel Fishman, and Charlee Garden. "The Moderating Influence of Procedural Fairness on the Relationship between Work-Life Conflict and Organizational Commitment." Journal of Applied Psychology 90, no. 1 (2005): 13-24.
Volume: 90
Number: 1
Pages: 13-24
Date: 2005