The effect of workers’ justice perception on continuance participation intention in the crowdsourcing market

Ying Liu (Business School, Central South University, Changsha, China) (School of Economics and Management, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, China)
Yongmei Liu (Business School, Central South University, Changsha, China)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Publication date: 29 April 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact mechanism of workers’ perceived justice, trust and job satisfaction (JS) on their continuance participation intention in the crowdsourcing market.

Design/methodology/approach

An e-questionnaire was posted as an online task on Zhubajie, and data from 304 valid questionnaires were analyzed using SmartPLS 3 software.

Findings

Results show that crowdsourcing workers’ distributive and interpersonal justice have a significant impact on their trust in the task requester, while procedural and informational justice significantly affect their trust in intermediary management. Workers’ trust in the task requester and in intermediary management positively affects JS, which ultimately affects their continuance participation intention in the crowdsourcing market.

Research limitations/implications

Based on the social exchange theory, this study examines the positive impact of workers’ justice perception on their continuance participation intention. It dissects the inherent mechanism of workers’ justice perception about their continuance participation intention using three variables of trust in the task requester, trust in intermediary management and JS.

Practical implications

Given the positive relationship between workers’ justice perception and continuance participation intention, crowdsourcing intermediary website managers should adopt effective measures to enhance workers’ justice perception to strengthen their continuance participation intention.

Originality/value

This study explores factors that influence workers’ continuance participation intention and their inherent mechanism in the crowdsourcing market based on justice and social exchange theories. It is an extension of research on continuous participation behavior in the crowdsourcing field.

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Citation

Liu, Y. and Liu, Y. (2019), "The effect of workers’ justice perception on continuance participation intention in the crowdsourcing market", Internet Research, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/INTR-02-2018-0060

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