صدای دادرسی و عدالت توزیعی: تأثیر آنها بر کمک شغلی مشاوره و نتایج دیگر
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|8328||2002||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||7607 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Business Research, Volume 55, Issue 9, September 2002, Pages 725–735
The theory on antecedents of mentoring benefits remains in its infancy. To build theory concerning predictors of protégés' career mentoring help, satisfaction with the mentoring relationship, perceived conflict with the mentor, and overall evaluation of the mentor's guidance ability, we recruited 140 employed college students to participate as protégés in a simulated mentoring relationship. We used structural equation modeling to investigate relationships among protégés' perceptions of procedural voice and distributive justice and how they affect all four outcomes. Results generally support our initial theoretical model and illustrate the importance of voice in facilitating positive perceptions of distributive justice as well as personal and organizational outcomes. Implications for future research and practice are offered.
rganizational justice theory concerns how rewards and punishments should be distributed and the procedures used for making distribution decisions (Folger and Cropanzano, 1998). From the perspective of the social scientist, organizational justice is a subjective term, since individuals may differ in their perception of the fairness of outcomes and processes. Two components of organizational justice are distributive justice and procedural justice. Distributive justice can be defined as the perceived fairness of the outcomes or allocations that an individual receives (Folger and Cropanzano, 1998). Generally, positive outcomes will result in higher levels of perceived fairness than will negative outcomes. Individuals' perceptions of distributive justice are associated with job performance (Pfeffer and Langton, 1993), withdrawal behaviors (Pfeffer and Davis-Blake, 1992), and quality of work (Cowherd and Levine, 1992), among other outcomes. Procedural justice, conversely, is concerned with the perceived fairness of the process or system by which decisions are made (Greenberg, 1990). Procedural justice has been linked to organizational commitment, job performance, and organizational citizenship (Folger and Cropanzano, 1998). Research has suggested two distinct ways in which procedural justice may influence organizational outcomes. The first characterizes distributive justice as a mediator of the effects of procedural justice on relevant outcomes (i.e., a mediation model). Individuals believe procedural fairness increases the likelihood that they will receive fair outcomes, a linkage referred to as the fair-process effect (Greenberg, 1990). Perceptions of distributive justice, in turn, influence both personal and organizational outcomes. The second possible effect, based on the group-value model of procedural justice (Lind and Tyler, 1988), characterizes procedural justice as having an independent effect, separate and apart from the fair-process effect. According to the group-value model, individuals respond favorably to procedural justice because fair procedures communicate that the employee is a valued member of the organization. In this study, we take a holistic approach to allow a more integrative, in-depth analysis of proposed relationships. Accordingly, a theoretical assessment of organizational justice requires first, that the direct effects of procedural justice are considered; second, that independent direct effects of distributive justice are considered; and finally, that the mediating effect of distributive justice on the relationship between procedural justice and relevant outcomes is considered (Tyler, 1994)
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4.1. Research implications The results were generally consistent with our theoretical model and support an organizational justice perspective regarding protégés' realization of the benefits of mentoring relationships. Respondents perceived the mentoring relationship in more positive terms when they perceived that the mentoring process was fair (procedural voice) and when they perceived the outcomes of the process as fair (distributive justice). Voice has been identified as an important component of procedural justice and the present study suggests that it is potentially an important factor in the success of mentoring relationships. Our results suggest that voice operates in at least two ways to positively impact mentoring outcomes. First, in a manner consistent with the group-value model of procedural justice (Lind and Tyler, 1988), procedural voice signals to protégés that they are a valued member of the organization and that mentors are genuinely interested in their problems, ideas, and opinions. Protégés respond favorably to this signal by perceiving the mentoring relationship in more positive terms. Second, in a manner consistent with the fair-process effect (Greenberg, 1990), procedural voice increases protégés' perception that the outcomes of the mentoring relationship will be fair. In turn, the perception of distributive justice is associated with more positive evaluations of the mentoring relationship. The generalizability of this study is affected by the use of students with limited work experience. Nevertheless, these findings are consistent with applicable theory and suggest a framework for a follow-up study in the workplace using respondents who have already faced the situations in the scenarios. Future research should address these relationships within an organizational justice framework, utilizing protégés who either have been or are currently involved in a mentoring relationship. We recommend utilization of more valid, established dependent measures than the one-item measures we used to measure outcomes. For example, recent research provides validated and reliable scales measuring conflict types Jehn, 1995 and Jehn, 1997. Affective conflict refers to the interpersonal clashes characterized by anger, distrust, animosity, fear, frustration, and other forms of negative emotional conflict. Task conflict, which contributes to a more complete analysis of issues, refers to disagreements between those involved about the content of the tasks being performed, including differences in viewpoints, ideas, and opinions (Pelled, 1996). Hence, while procedural and distributive justice may negatively relate to affective conflict consistent with our findings, a positive impact might be found for task conflict. Future research should investigate the possible relationships. 4.2. Implications for managers Research documenting the beneficial effects of voice on distributive justice judgments has implications for the organizational decision-making process. Given the positive effects that offering voice can provide to protégés, institutions should implement more participatory decision-making practices. This is especially important for formal mentoring programs in light of the fact that research has shown that protégés already gain less career help from formal relationships, compared to informal relationships (Chao et al., 1992). Kram (1986) warned of potential problems with formally assigned mentorships. Thus, given the potential problems associated with formal mentoring relationships, voice may serve as one mechanism facilitating the effectiveness of formal mentoring. This study suggests that mentors with management styles emphasizing “protégé voice” can enhance the likelihood of successful outcomes. It follows then that diversity programs using mentorships to provide opportunities for women and minorities could benefit from attention to the procedural and distributive justice issues. We found that when protégés have voice, they are more likely to be satisfied with the distributive outcomes and ultimately perceive more career mentoring help, more satisfaction with the arrangement, and less conflict, as well as a higher evaluation of the mentor's ability to guide. Thus, it appears that both the protégés and the organization gain when a fair procedure, incorporating voice, is used in the mentoring relationship.