Justice beyond the individual: A future with legitimation

Citation
Ka. Hegtvedt et C. Johnson, Justice beyond the individual: A future with legitimation, SOC PSYCH Q, 63(4), 2000, pp. 298-311
Citations number
66
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY QUARTERLY
ISSN journal
0190-2725 → ACNP
Volume
63
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
298 - 311
Database
ISI
SICI code
0190-2725(200012)63:4<298:JBTIAF>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
In the past, social psychologists focused on issues pertaining to variation in perceptions of distributive and procedural justice and in reactions to perceived injustice of both types. That work, however, focused primarily on justice in terms of individual processes, thereby ignoring a core element of justice: its implications for a collectivity. Here we argue that inclusi on of legitimacy, which is fundamentally a collective process, augments our understanding of justice. We offer predictions regarding the effects of tw o sources of support-endorsement and authorization-on justice evaluations a nd on emotional, cognitive, and behavioral reactions to injustice. These pr edictions, as well as consideration of additional factors that may temper t he proposed relationships, provide an important direction for future resear ch.