The role of fairness orientation and supervisor attributions in absence disciplinary decisions

Timothy A. Judge, Joseph J. Martocchio

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Abstract

The present study investigated the role of the work value of fairness and attributions regarding the causes of absence in supervisor disciplinary decisions. It was hypothesized that supervisors who valued fairness, and those who made internal attributions regarding the cause of a particular absence incident, render more severe disciplinary decisions than supervisors who value fairness less, and who make external attributions. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that the degree to which supervisors valued fairness moderates the relationship between external attributions and the severity of disciplinary decisions. Using a policy capturing approach, results were consistent with predictions. Implications of the results for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-137
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Business and Psychology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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