ERIC Number: ED473643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Fairness and Justice from an I/O Perspective.
Thomas, Kecia M.; Landau, Harriet I.
This document is in semi-outline form and served as the basis of a conference presentation on how the discipline of industrial/organizational psychology addresses issues of fairness and justice. The paper begins with a comparison of personnel and organizational psychology (their application to job analysis, job selection systems, and performance appraisals) and introduces the concept of workplace diversity psychology. Workplace diversity psychology deals with workplaces that are fair and just regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, or physical ability. Workplace diversity is described in terms of how each of these factors can be experienced by some workers as an entrenched privilege and is invisible to others. Workplace diversity psychologists study the work consequences of justice perceptions for those people for whom privilege is invisible as well as those for whom it is a daily issue. The bibliography lists four references. In addition, there is a list of 18 suggested readings about organizational justice, privilege, human resources and development, and legal issues. (AJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Employer Employee Relationship, Group Behavior, Industrial Psychology, Intergroup Relations, Job Analysis, Justice, Organizational Climate, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Integration, Personnel Management, Postsecondary Education, Quality of Working Life, Sex Fairness, Sexual Orientation, Social Bias, Social Psychology, Test Bias, Vocational Evaluation, Work Environment
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, August 22-25, 2002).