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Organizational justice and turnover intentions: probing the Pakistani print media sector

Muzammil Hussain (Department of Management, National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore, Pakistan)
Mohammad Saud Khan (Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand)

Evidence-based HRM

ISSN: 2049-3983

Article publication date: 27 November 2018

Issue publication date: 15 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

To survive in this competitive era of modern business environment, organizations have to constantly develop, adapt and react to new challenges. Therefore, it is critical for organizations to create a sense of justice and involve their employees in business activities; thereby achieving the organization’s strategic goals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organizational justice (OJ) on job turnover behavior of employees within the print media sector of Pakistan.

Design/methodology/approach

The study employs a quantitative methodology. It uses a sample of 402 employees from the newspaper industry to test hypotheses using regression analysis.

Findings

Results indicate that perceived distributive justice, procedural justice and informational justice have a negative relationship with turnover intentions of employees (as hypothesized) whereas; interpersonal justice did not result in a significant relationship.

Originality/value

The present study is one of the first within a Pakistani context in print media sector, aiming to examine the relationship of OJ (addressing all of its dimensions) and “intentions to leave the organization.”

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Citation

Hussain, M. and Khan, M.S. (2019), "Organizational justice and turnover intentions: probing the Pakistani print media sector", Evidence-based HRM, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 180-197. https://doi.org/10.1108/EBHRM-04-2018-0030

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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