Inclusion and affective well-being: roles of justice perceptions

Huong Le, Zhou Jiang, Yuka Fujimoto, Ingrid Nielsen

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating roles of procedural justice and distributive justice in the organizational inclusion-affective well-being relationship. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 253 Australian employees using an online survey. The study used confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling to analyze the data. Findings: Organizational inclusion was positively related to both distributive justice and procedural justice. The relationship between organizational inclusion and affective well-being was mediated by both distributive justice and procedural justice. Research limitations/implications: The cross-sectional design may have limited the empirical inferences; however, the proposed model was based on robust theoretical contentions, thus mitigating the limitation of the design. Data were collected from a single organization, thus limiting generalizability. Practical implications: Implementation of inclusion training activities at organizational, group, and individual levels is important to enhance perceptions of organizational inclusion and subsequently improve employee affective well-being. Originality/value: Based on the group engagement model and group-value model of justice, this paper adds to the literature by demonstrating two mediating mechanisms driving the organizational inclusion-affective well-being relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-820
Number of pages16
JournalPersonnel Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced statistical
  • Distributive justice
  • Organizational inclusion
  • Procedural justice
  • Quantitative
  • Well-being

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