Research Companion to Emotion in Organizations
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Research Companion to Emotion in Organizations

  • New Horizons in Management series

Edited by Neal M. Ashkanasy and Cary L. Cooper

This Companion brings together many leading scholars to address a wide range of topics in 38 chapters, across five levels of organizational analysis – including within-person, between-person (individual differences), relationships, groups, and the organization as a whole. Chapters tackle structure and measurement of emotion, antecedents and consequences of positive and negative emotions, including effects on work satisfaction and performance. The expression, recognition, and regulation of emotion and the propagation of mood and emotion in groups are also dealt with. The Companion explores contemporary issues including leadership, organizational climate and culture, as well as organizational change.
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Chapter 22: Affect and Justice: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

Yochi Cohen-Charash and Zinta S. Byrne

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22 Affect and justice: current knowledge and future directions Yochi Cohen-Charash and Zinta S. Byrne Introduction Organizational justice and affect are major constructs that have been studied in the workplace context, each having important organizational and personal implications. Although it appears that most research examines justice and affect separately, there has been recent progress toward studying both constructs simultaneously. The findings from these studies show that the relationships between justice and affect-related variables are strong, yet complex. Knowledge of how these major constructs interrelate has both theoretical and practical implications, especially given their role in individual reactions and organizational procedures. To date, however, there has been no systematic summary of research co-examining affect and justice. Our goals for this chapter are to close this gap by summarizing the existing literature and research findings on the relationship between justice and affect, and to identify future directions needed for understanding this relationship. Our review examines the various roles (i.e., predictor, criterion, mediator, moderator) that justice and affect play in existing research. This review is first and foremost organized according to these roles, and when possible, is further delineated by justice types and affective phenomena within each role.1 This framework allows us to systematically examine existing research and identify directions for future research that will contribute to our understanding of how organizational justice and affect operate together or upon one another. Furthermore, this review serves as a first step toward theory development regarding these...

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