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INJUSTICE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT THE MODERATING EFFECT OF POWER RESTORATION

INJUSTICE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT THE MODERATING EFFECT OF POWER RESTORATION This experiment investigated the causal links between injustice and interpersonal conflict. Previous research has suggested two possible explanations. One group of theorists has argued for a pragmatic model, whereby individuals engage in interpersonal conflict in order to maximize personal gain. Justice is, at most, a secondary consideration. Alternatively, others have suggested that perceived unfairness is a crucial element in conflict. The present study tested these two frameworks. As predicted, results were generally consistent with the justice model. However, the expression of conflict only took place when there was no opportunity for power restoration. Results are discussed in terms of the situation's impact on conflict behavior. Limitations of the present research design are noted. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Conflict Management Emerald Publishing

INJUSTICE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT THE MODERATING EFFECT OF POWER RESTORATION

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1044-4068
DOI
10.1108/eb022691
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Abstract

This experiment investigated the causal links between injustice and interpersonal conflict. Previous research has suggested two possible explanations. One group of theorists has argued for a pragmatic model, whereby individuals engage in interpersonal conflict in order to maximize personal gain. Justice is, at most, a secondary consideration. Alternatively, others have suggested that perceived unfairness is a crucial element in conflict. The present study tested these two frameworks. As predicted, results were generally consistent with the justice model. However, the expression of conflict only took place when there was no opportunity for power restoration. Results are discussed in terms of the situation's impact on conflict behavior. Limitations of the present research design are noted.

Journal

International Journal of Conflict ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1991

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