Work Alienation as a Mediator of the Relationship between Organizational Injustice and Organizational Commitment: Implications for Healthcare Professionals

  •  Seyfettin Sulu    
  •  Adnan Ceylan    
  •  Ramazan Kaynak    


Organizational justice is an important predictor of several job attitudes and behaviors such as trust, turnover
intention, job satisfaction, job stress, organizational commitment, sabotage in workplace. This study examines
the relationship between two dimensions of organizational injustice and organizational commitment, and
whether work alienation has mediating effects in this relationship. It was hypothesized that distributive and
procedural injustice would cause organizational commitment, and dimensions of work alienation would serve as
mediators in this relationship. These relationships were tested in a sample of 383 healthcare professionals (nurses
and physicians) from public and private hospitals in Istanbul. The results revealed that both distributive injustice
and procedural injustice were associated with organizational commitment, and each of the work alienation
dimensions partially mediated this relationship. The theoretical and practical implications of this results were
discussed below.

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