Procedural Justice, Distributive Justice and Organizational Politics as Correlates of Job Satisfaction in a sample of Academics from Awka City, Nigeria

  • Kizito Ifunanya Okonkwo Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Jude Obinna Ezeokana, PhD Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Obiajulu Anthony Ugochukwu Nnedum, PhD Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Bernard Chukwukeluo Chine, PhD Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Norbert Chijioke Abah, PhD Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Nnamdi Emmanuel Mbanugo University of Abuja
  • Daniel Junior Chukwura Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Politics, Procedural Justice, Distributive Justice

Abstract

This study, investigated the relationship between procedural justice, distributive justice organizational politics and job satisfaction. A total of 223 employees of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka served as participants in the study. Out of the 223 participants 115 (51.6%) were males while 108 (48.4%) were females. The ages of the participants ranged from 22 to 56 years with a mean age of 33.75 and standard deviation of 9.78. The participants were selected through stratified random sampling. Four instruments were used in the study. They include job satisfaction scale, organisational politics scale, procedural justice scale, and distributive justice scale. Pearson product moment correlation was used as statistical tool to test three hypotheses in the study. Hypothesis one which stated that there will be a significant relationship between procedural justice and job satisfaction was accepted at r (223) = .16, P<.05. Hypothesis two which stated that there will be a significant relationship between distributive justice and job satisfaction was accepted at r (223) = .21, P<.05. Hypothesis three which stated that there will be a significant relationship between organizational politics and job satisfaction was accepted at r (223) = .19, P<.05. Based on the theory of reciprocity, the researcher recommend that government and organizational agencies should device means of ameliorating organisational politics and moderating organizational justice with respect to job satisfaction of employees.

Author Biographies

Kizito Ifunanya Okonkwo, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Jude Obinna Ezeokana, PhD, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Obiajulu Anthony Ugochukwu Nnedum, PhD, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Bernard Chukwukeluo Chine, PhD, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Norbert Chijioke Abah, PhD, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Political Science

Nnamdi Emmanuel Mbanugo, University of Abuja

Department of Political Science

Daniel Junior Chukwura, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Public Administration

Published
2019-07-06
Section
Articles