Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 599–620 | Cite as


  • Todd Arnold
  • Chester S. Spell


This paper examines the contribution of perceived procedural and distributive justice to satisfaction with benefits. A study of 237 employees in two manufacturing organizations shows that procedural justice is generally a better predictor of benefits satisfaction than distributive. However, for employees in an open culture, distributive justice is a significant predictor of benefits satisfaction, especially in relation to satisfaction with benefits cost. The results indicate that it is important to consider culture’s role in determining the importance of procedural or distributive justice.


satisfaction justice fairness employee benefits. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  2. 2.School of BusinessRutgers UniversityCamdenUSA
  3. 3.College of Business AdministrationOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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