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Inclusion and affective well-being: roles of justice perceptions

Huong Le (Department of Management, Deakin Business School, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia)
Zhou Jiang (Department of Management, Deakin Business School, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia)
Yuka Fujimoto (Business School, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (Department of Management, Deakin Business School, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia)
Ingrid Nielsen (Department of Management, Deakin Business School, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 25 May 2018

Issue publication date: 25 May 2018

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating roles of procedural justice and distributive justice in the organizational inclusion-affective well-being relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 253 Australian employees using an online survey. The study used confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling to analyze the data.

Findings

Organizational inclusion was positively related to both distributive justice and procedural justice. The relationship between organizational inclusion and affective well-being was mediated by both distributive justice and procedural justice.

Research limitations/implications

The cross-sectional design may have limited the empirical inferences; however, the proposed model was based on robust theoretical contentions, thus mitigating the limitation of the design. Data were collected from a single organization, thus limiting generalizability.

Practical implications

Implementation of inclusion training activities at organizational, group, and individual levels is important to enhance perceptions of organizational inclusion and subsequently improve employee affective well-being.

Originality/value

Based on the group engagement model and group-value model of justice, this paper adds to the literature by demonstrating two mediating mechanisms driving the organizational inclusion-affective well-being relationship.

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Acknowledgements

The first two authors contributed equally to this paper.

Citation

Le, H., Jiang, Z., Fujimoto, Y. and Nielsen, I. (2018), "Inclusion and affective well-being: roles of justice perceptions", Personnel Review, Vol. 47 No. 4, pp. 805-820. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-03-2017-0078

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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