Gender equity in the context of organizational justice: A closer look at a reoccurring issue in the field

Denise M. Anderson, Kimberly J. Shinew

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Abstract

Despite the number of women in the field of leisure services, gender equity is air issue that is still plaguing the profession. The purpose of this study was to continue a previous exploration of perceptions of workplace equity in leisure services within the context of organizational justice. Three forms of organizational justice were explored: distributive, procedural, and interactional. Subjects for this study were drawn from the American Parks and Recreation Society membership list rising a systematic stratified random sampling procedure. Content analysis was used to place responses to air open-ended question regarding perceptions of gender equity within leisure services into the three categories of organizational justice. The findings of the study indicated that there was dissatisfaction among respondents with each type of organizational justice, and that women reported more inequity than did men. Although several positive comments were made regarding the progress of women in the field, negative comments dominated the analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-247
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Leisure Research
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Equity
  • Gender
  • Leisure services
  • Organizational justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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