It's time for Justice: How time changes what we know about justice judgments and justice effects

Marion Fortin, Irina Cojuharenco, David Patient, Hayley German

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Organizational justice is an important determinant of workplace attitudes, decisions, and behaviors. However, understanding workplace fairness requires not only examining what happens but also when it happens, in terms of justice events, perceptions, and reactions. We organize and discuss findings from 194 justice articles with temporal aspects, selected from over a thousand empirical justice articles. By examining temporal aspects, our findings enrich and sometimes challenge the answers to three key questions in the organizational justice literature relating to (i) when individuals pay attention to fairness, including specific facets, (ii) how fairness judgments form and evolve, and (iii) how reactions to perceived (in)justice unfold. Our review identifies promising avenues for empirical work and emphasizes the importance of developing temporal theories of justice. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S30-S56
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


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