Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


Agree to Disagree: Fairness Perception, Employee Dissent, and Psychological Capital

Author(s): Muhammad Ashraf, Dr. Javed Ahmed Chandio, Rafia Javed

The main objective of this research was to empirically assess the direct relationship between organizational justice and organizational dissent. Moreover, the mediating mechanism through positive psychological capital has also been investigated between justice and dissent. The respondents were male and female educators working among several colleges of Karachi (Pakistan) and Dhaka (Bangladesh). The close-ended questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents (n=345). By using a robust statistical approach (SEM), results revealed that organizational justice negatively affects the educators to engage in organizational dissent. Further, positive psychological capital mediates the relationship between justice perception (organizational justice) and organizational dissent. All constructs have been assessed as higher-order (2nd order) level of abstraction and the mediating mechanism was followed as suggested by Sobel (1982). In this regard, it is seen that level of dissent among educators could be reduced and shifted positively by focusing on psychological capital which is caused by organizational injustice. The study is helpful for policymakers in establishing positive behaviors and attitudes among employees working in organizations.

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