Dominance analysis of two measures of organizational justice

Brian K. Miller (Department of Management and Department of Psychology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA)
Robert Konopaske (Department of Management, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA)
Zinta S. Byrne (Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Publication date: 24 March 2012



This article aims to examine the criterion‐related validity of two sets of commonly used measures of organizational justice.


Regression‐based dominance analysis is used on self‐report data provided by 214 working college students.


The three‐dimension measure of organizational justice by Moorman was compared to the four‐dimension measure of Colquitt in the prediction of Colquitt's own outcomes. Results suggest that Moorman's measures may dominate Colquitt's measures on some outcomes.

Practical implications

Practitioners are urged to give renewed consideration to Moorman's scales when predicting outcomes, as it appears that this three‐factor measure of organizational justice may outperform the four‐factor measure in some instances.

Social implications

Organizations may find Moorman's parsimonious representation of justice more useful than Colquitt's version for explaining the nuances of perceptual differences regarding fairness and justice in the workplace.


This study is, to the authors' knowledge, the first to compare Colquitt's measures of justice with Moorman's measures on a subscale‐by‐subscale basis.



Miller, B., Konopaske, R. and Byrne, Z. (2012), "Dominance analysis of two measures of organizational justice", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 264-282.

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