Psychological Ownership of Employees as a Mediator in the Justice - Affective Commitment Relationship

Sieger, Philipp; Bernhard, Fabian; Frey, Urs (August 2011). Psychological Ownership of Employees as a Mediator in the Justice - Affective Commitment Relationship (Unpublished). In: 71st Annual Academy of Management Meeting. San Antonio (USA). August, 2011.

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Numerous scholars have accumulated evidence on the positive effects that employees' organizational justice perceptions exert on work-related outcomes such as affective commitment. However, research still lacks understanding of the underlying mechanisms connecting the two constructs. In this article we aim to narrow this gap by examining the concept of psychological ownership as a possible mediator between organizational justice perceptions and affective commitment. Investigating a sample of 619 employees, we find distributive justice to be positively related to psychological ownership, and observe psychological ownership as a full mediator of the distributive justice and affective commitment relationship. These insights offer a new explanation in understanding the justice-commitment connection, contributing to both organizational justice and psychological ownership literature and opening up ways for promising future research

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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

Publisher:

Academy of Management

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

03 Aug 2016 16:17

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2017 14:56

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84240

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84240

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