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ERIC Number: EJ804894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-5978
Justice in Teams: The Activation and Role of Sensemaking in the Emergence of Justice Climates
Roberson, Quinetta M.
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, v100 n2 p177-192 Jul 2006
Justice climates are considered to be an emergent phenomenon, which originates in the cognition, affect and behaviors of individuals, but is amplified by their interactions and manifests itself as a collective construct (see Kozlowski & Klein, 2000). However, researchers have given little attention to the role of social interaction in the convergence of member justice perceptions in teams. Using conversational data from 372 students working in a team business simulation with two levels each of procedural treatment and outcome favorability, this study examines how treatment fairness arouses sensemaking in teams and the features of such sensemaking processes that give rise to shared justice perceptions. The results highlight an interactive effect of outcomes and procedures on team sensemaking, which is shown to influence justice climate strength. The results also provide insight into the effects of discussion content, intensity and duration on the emergence of justice climates. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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