Employee perceptions of interpersonal justice: the moderating role of attachment and cultural values

Annilee M. Game, Jonathan Crawshaw

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Abstract

This study investigated the moderating role of national culture in the relationship between attachment orientations and employee perceptions of interpersonal justice. Three hundred and forty individuals from countries categorized (by GLOBE) as either low collectivistic ‘Anglo’ (e.g. UK, Australia, US; N = 205) or high collectivistic ‘South Asian’ (e.g. India, Malaysia, Indonesia; N = 135), responded to an online questionnaire. Attachment anxiety and avoidance were negatively related to perceptions of interpersonal justice, as expected, but against expectations the direct relationship between attachment orientations and interpersonal justice did not differ between cultures. However, supplementary analysis revealed a significant 3-way interaction. When attachment anxiety was high, avoidance was a stronger predictor of interpersonal justice perceptions but the direction of this association differed by culture. The findings suggest the importance of fit between employee attachment orientations and cultural relational values in the workplace. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event12th EURAM annual conference - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference12th EURAM annual conference
Abbreviated titleEURAM 2012
CountryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period6/06/128/06/12

Keywords

  • justice
  • culture
  • attachment

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    Game, A. M., & Crawshaw, J. (2012). Employee perceptions of interpersonal justice: the moderating role of attachment and cultural values. Abstract from 12th EURAM annual conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.