Are Perceptions of Organizational Justice Universal? An Exploration of Measurement Invariance Across Thirteen Cultures

Fischer R., Ferreira M. C., Jiang D., Cheng B., Achoui M. M., Wong C. C., ...More

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH, vol.24, no.4, pp.297-313, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11211-011-0142-7
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-313
  • Keywords: Organizational justice, Power distance, Collectivism, Equivalence, Invariance, Multi-group factor analysis, OF-FIT INDEXES, PROCEDURAL JUSTICE, BEHAVIOR, VALUES, ALLOCATION, CRITERIA, OUTCOMES, MODEL
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Previous research examined whether justice effects are comparable, focusing on quantitative differences in justice effects. This study examines whether justice perceptions are structured similarly or whether they are qualitatively different across working populations from 13 nations. Confirmatory factor analysis and multi-group analysis show that Colquitt's (J Appl Psychol 86:386-400, 2001) four-dimensional model of justice works well across these samples. However, factor intercorrelations and reliabilities are found to systematically vary between cultural samples. Perceptions of justice are more highly intercorrelated in power distant and collectivistic samples, in line with extensions of the relational model of authority. Score reliabilities were lower in collectivistic settings.