Building affective commitment to organization among Chinese university teachers: the roles of organizational justice and job burnout

  • Yongzhan Li


In view of the benefit of improving employees’ organization commitment, it is important to study the major influencing factors of organization commitment. According to previous literature, organizational justice and job burnout have been considered two major influencing variables of affective commitment; however, little empirical research can be found to examine the relationship between job burnout, organizational justice, and affective commitment simultaneously among university teachers in China. Thus, the main purpose of the current study was to examine the above relationship in a cross-sectional design. The participants were 435 teachers from five universities in China. A series of structural equation modeling analyses were conducted by using Amos 19.0. The results showed that organizational justice was a strong predictor of affective commitment. Specifically, interactional justice predicted affective commitment the most strongly, whereas distributive justice, unexpectedly, had no significant influence on affective commitment. Furthermore, both emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment were important partial mediators of the relationship between interactional justice and affective commitment.


Affective commitment Organizational justice Job burnout University teachers 


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  1. 1.Pingdingshan UniversityPingdingshanChina

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