Title

Supervisor-subordinate relationship quality as a moderator in the relationship between procedural justice and feedback reactions in performance appraisal

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Abstract

In this study, we examined the influence of supervisor-subordinate relationship quality and employees' justice perceptions on feedback reactions. Based on organisational justice theory, however, we expect that the effect of justice on feedback reactions is moderated by relationship quality. We examined this hypothesis in two cross-sectional field studies (N = 219 and N = 83) using two different types of performance appraisal. The results support the hypothesis and suggest that there is an interaction effect between relationship quality and justice with acceptance of feedback being highest when one of both antecedent factors was favourable. These insights can offer organisations concrete strategies for stimulating employee development through feedback.

Keywords

Relationship quality, procedural justice, performance appraisal, feedback reactions

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Gedrag & Organisatie

Volume

21

Issue

4

First Page

430

Last Page

450

ISSN

0921-5077

Publisher

Boom Lemma Uitgevers

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