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Understanding Why the Justice of Group Procedures Matters: A Test of the Psychological Dynamics of the Group-Value Model

Understanding Why the Justice of Group Procedures Matters: A Test of the Psychological Dynamics... Procedural justice research has documented many positive consequences of fair decision-making procedures and treatment by authorities. However, it is unclear why these effects of procedural justice occur. The group-value model proposes that fair procedures matter because they communicate two symbolic messages about group membership: (a) whether individuals are respected members of a group and (b) whether they should feel pride in the group as a whole. These messages are conveyed by 3 relational aspects of the actions of authorities—actions that indicate neutrality, trustworthiness, and status recognition. Results from 4 different studies provide evidence that: (a) relational aspects of fair procedures communicate group-relevant information, and (b) this information mediates the influence of procedural judgments on group-oriented behaviors and feelings of self-esteem. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Personality and Social Psychology American Psychological Association

Understanding Why the Justice of Group Procedures Matters: A Test of the Psychological Dynamics of the Group-Value Model

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0022-3514
eISSN
1939-1315
DOI
10.1037/0022-3514.70.5.913
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Abstract

Procedural justice research has documented many positive consequences of fair decision-making procedures and treatment by authorities. However, it is unclear why these effects of procedural justice occur. The group-value model proposes that fair procedures matter because they communicate two symbolic messages about group membership: (a) whether individuals are respected members of a group and (b) whether they should feel pride in the group as a whole. These messages are conveyed by 3 relational aspects of the actions of authorities—actions that indicate neutrality, trustworthiness, and status recognition. Results from 4 different studies provide evidence that: (a) relational aspects of fair procedures communicate group-relevant information, and (b) this information mediates the influence of procedural judgments on group-oriented behaviors and feelings of self-esteem.

Journal

Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: May 1, 1996

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