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Protective effects of interactional justice on job insecurity of Chinese workers : evidence from a large-scale state-owned telecom company
Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Web Society, 2010
  • Yizhong XIE, School of Economic & Management, Nanjing University of Science & Technology; Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Xiaolu WANG, Centre on Behavioral Health, The University of Hong Kong
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Kan SHI, Management School of Graduate University of Chinese Academy Sciences
Document Type
Contribution to Book
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Publisher
IEEE Press
Keywords
  • job insecurity,
  • procedural justice,
  • interactional justice,
  • job satisfaction,
  • organizational commitment
Abstract

The study attempted to explore protective effects of procedural justice on job insecurity and job attitudes of Chinese workers in the face of an impending organizational change. In a large-scale state-owned telecom company and its four subsidiary companies in China where a fundamental organizational change was about to take place, 592 employees were randomly sampled and surveyed. The results of hierarchical regression analysis show that procedural justice could bolster employees’ job satisfaction and organizational commitment partially through reducing their job insecurity. Further analysis of this partial mediating effect, in terms of two components of procedural justice, revealed a protective effect of interactional justice instead of formal procedure on job insecurity of Chinese employees in the face of the forthcoming organizational change. Implications for measures protecting employees’ psychological well-being in the decision-making process of human resource management leading up to organizational change are discussed later.

DOI
10.1109/SWS.2010.5607409
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ISBN of the source publication: 9781424463596
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Citation Information
Xie, Y. Z., Wang, X. L., Siu, O. L., & Shi, K. (2010). Protective effects of interactional justice on job insecurity of Chinese workers: Evidence from a large-scale state-owned telecom company. In T. Zhu, Q. Gao, & B. Li (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Web Society, 2010 (pp. 443-448). Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE Press. doi: 10.1109/SWS.2010.5607409