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ERIC Number: EJ834379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Organizational Justice and Commitment in Interscholastic Sports
Whisenant, Warren
Sport, Education and Society, v10 n3 p343-357 Nov 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of three organizational justice dimensions on the commitment of high school student athletes (N = 480) to continue playing a referent sport. The athletes were asked to complete an instrument designed to assess their perceived levels of justice displayed by their coaches in three justice dimensions--procedural justice, distributive justice and interpersonal justice. The findings indicated that justice perceptions did significantly (p less than 0.05) influence their intent to continue playing a specific sport. Further analyses found fairness perceptions differed significantly (p less than 0.05) when considering the students' grade level, gender and referent sport, while no differences existed based upon the race of the student athletes. These findings provide insight into organizational justice in sport. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A