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The self in procedural fairness

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Procedural fairness (whether the organizational decision-making process is perceived as fair) has profound psychological effects on organizational members. A vital reason for these effects is that organizational procedures communicate information which is relevant to the self. Specifically, this information is relevant to different types of self (individual, collective, relational) and, more importantly, to different motives within each type of self. As such, procedures satisfy the motives of uncertainty reduction and self-enhancement (individual self), the motives of reputation and status (collective self), and the motives of belongingness and respect (relational self). We provide illustrative evidence in support of our conceptual map, discuss complexities, and offer suggestions for future research.

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Sedikides, Constantine, Hart, Claire M. and De Cremer, David (2008) The self in procedural fairness Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, (6), pp. 2107-2124. (doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00156.x).

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Published date: November 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 64522
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64522
PURE UUID: b9761b2b-ccdb-4278-adca-501d2d21ffa2

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:13

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Author: Claire M. Hart
Author: David De Cremer

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