Gender, Organizational Justice Perceptions, and Union Organizing

Research paper by Patricia A. Simpson, Michelle Kaminski

Indexed on: 21 Feb '07Published on: 21 Feb '07Published in: Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal


The authors examine the relationship between gender and organizational justice perceptions and the implications of this relationship for organizing women. They employ a survey study design to confirm expectations associated with the anecdotal literature on this topic, namely that women place greater value on interactional justice than on distributive or procedural justice. Results indicate that gender leads to valuing interactional justice more highly only in interaction with race. Specifically, in contrast to white women and both white and black men, black women give greater weight to being treated with dignity and respect than to the other two organizational justice dimensions.