Title: The impact of organisational justice on ethical behaviour

Authors: Naimatullah Shah; Sadia Anwar; Zahir Irani

Addresses: Department of Public Administration, University of Sindh, 76080, Jamshoro, Pakistan ' Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh, 76080, Jamshoro, Pakistan ' Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UB8 2QL, London, UK

Abstract: Within the workplace, justice is influenced by the interpersonal relationships between colleagues and/or management among other things. The main reason for this research is to examine the correlation between organisational justice and the ethical behaviour of employees. Based on the literature, the conceptual model developed in this paper integrates distributive, procedural, interpersonal and informational justice in relation to ethical behaviour. By applying an adapted survey questionnaire, data were collected from teaching staff at public sector higher education institutions. Multiple regression analysis was applied to 360 samples and this showed that distributive and procedural justice have a more positive and significant impact than informational and interpersonal justice on the ethical behaviour of employees. This is an empirical study which may contribute to the literature on ethical behaviour, organisational development and employee development.

Keywords: organisational justice; interpersonal justice; informational justice; distributive justice; procedural justice; ethical behaviour; ethics; interpersonal relationships; higher education; organisational development; employee development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2017.081405

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2017 Vol.12 No.2, pp.240 - 258

Received: 11 Oct 2014
Accepted: 07 Dec 2014

Published online: 11 Dec 2016 *

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