Conflict management and organizational attitudes among Japanese: individual and group goals and justice

Citation
Ki. Ohbuchi et al., Conflict management and organizational attitudes among Japanese: individual and group goals and justice, ASIAN J SOC, 4(2), 2001, pp. 93-101
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
1367-2223 → ACNP
Volume
4
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
93 - 101
Database
ISI
SICI code
1367-2223(200108)4:2<93:CMAOAA>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
By asking 341 Japanese employees to rate experiences of conflict with their supervisors in terms of conflict concerns and outcomes, we attempted to ex amine the following two hypotheses: attainment of the individual and group goals would increase the perceived justice (H2), and the perceived justice would increase the outcome satisfaction and organizational commitment (H1: the justice-bond hypothesis). The results of structural equation analysis s upported H1, but only partially supported H2, that is, only the group goals increased the perceived justice. Instead, the individual goals directly in creased the outcome satisfaction, not by way of the perception of justice. These findings suggest that Japanese employees felt that justice was achiev ed when they saw the conflicts were resolved in the group-oriented manner. relatively independent of personal interests.