Toward A General Model Of Fairness Perception Formation: A Critical Review And Revision Of Fairness Theory
AuthorBirk, Samuel J.
AdvisorGilliland, Stephen W.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractFairness theory represents a widely cited framework for modeling the cognitive processes that underlie the formation of fairness perceptions in the workplace. Nonetheless, imprecise language and scant empirical research limit its ability to further organizational justice research. Therefore, in this dissertation I provide a review and critique of fairness theory suggesting several revisions. I then build upon this revised model to develop a new model of fairness perception formation. The developed model is tested via a laboratory experiment and a field study, both of which provide initial evidence in favor of the proposed model.
Degree ProgramGraduate College