Title: The influence of organisational justice on Perceived Organisational Support in a university recreational sports setting

Authors: Jeremy S. Jordan, Brian A. Turner, Simon M. Pack

Addresses: School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, 1700 N. Broad St. 316-F, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA. ' School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, The Ohio State University, A264 PAES Building, 305 West 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, USA. ' Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Louisville, HP/Studio Arts Bldg., Rm. 108, Louisville, KY 40292, USA

Abstract: Using a sample of 152 student employees, the authors examined the relationship between organisational justice and Perceived Organisational Support (POS). Specifically this study examined the degree that distributive, procedural, and interactional justice influenced student employee POS. Additionally, the authors explored whether perceptions of justice differed based on sex, tenure of employment, and type of supervision. All three dimensions of organisational justice were significantly related to POS, with distributive justice demonstrating the greatest effect. Based on findings from this study, it appears that employee perceptions of workplace fairness serve as an important determinant of POS.

Keywords: organisational justice; distributive justice; procedural justice; interactional justice; POS; perceived organisational support; recreational sports; student employees; university sports; employee perceptions; workplace fairness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMM.2009.026759

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2009 Vol.6 No.1, pp.106 - 123

Received: 21 Sep 2007
Accepted: 20 Oct 2008

Published online: 25 Jun 2009 *

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