Affective Commitment and Job Satisfaction among Non-family Employees: Investigating the Roles of Justice Perceptions and Psychological Ownership

Sieger, Philipp; Bernhard, Fabian; Frey, Urs (2011). Affective Commitment and Job Satisfaction among Non-family Employees: Investigating the Roles of Justice Perceptions and Psychological Ownership. Journal of family business strategy, 2(2), pp. 78-89. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jfbs.2011.03.003

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Due to numerous characteristics often attributed to family firms, they constitute a unique context for non-family employees’ justice perceptions. These are linked to non-family employees’ pro-organizational attitudes and behaviors, which are essential for family firms’ success. Even though scholarly interest in non-family employees’ justice perceptions has increased, more research is still needed, also because the mechanism connecting justice perceptions and favorable outcomes is not fully understood yet. We address this gap by explicitly investigating non-family employees’ justice perceptions and by introducing psychological ownership as a mediator in the relationships between justice perceptions (distributive and procedural) and common work attitudes (affective commitment and job satisfaction). Our analysis of a sample of 310 non-family employees from Germany and German-speaking Switzerland reveals that psychological ownership mediates the relationships between distributive justice and affective commitment as well as job satisfaction. This represents valuable contributions to family business research, organizational justice and psychological ownership literature, and to practice.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Sieger, Philipp

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1877-8585

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

26 Jul 2016 15:23

Last Modified:

17 Aug 2018 16:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jfbs.2011.03.003

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Commitment; Job satisfaction; Justice perceptions; Psychological ownership; Non-family employees

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84188

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84188

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