The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of organizational justice and interpersonal attraction in survivors’ acceptance of co-worker terminations. Four scenarios were tested manipulating high and low levels of the two independent variables (organizational justice and interpersonal attraction) and their effects on the dependent variable (level of acceptance of coworker terminations). Findings indicate justice during the termination process is more important than how much the coworker was liked on the survivors’ acceptance of coworker terminations. The practical implication is that organizations must be careful to insure that terminations are done in a just manner in order to engender the acceptance of the surviving workforce.
White, Charles S.; Allen, Richard S.; and Evans, Randy
"The Relationship of Organizational Justice and Interpersonal Attraction in Survivors’ Acceptance of Co-Worker Terminations,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 7:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol7/iss1/9