Linking the big five personality constructs to organizational justice

Junqi Shi, Han Lin, Lei Wang, Mo Wang

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Although extensive research has been conducted to investigate various factors related to organizational justice, few studies have examined the link between personality traits and organizational justice. Using a field sample, we explored the relationships between the fivefactor model of personality and organizational justice. Results indicated that agreeableness and neuroticism were important correlates of organizational justice. Specifically, agreeableness was found to be positively related to all four organizational justice components proposed by Colquitt (2001). Neuroticism was found to be negatively related to procedural justice and informational justice. Theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-222
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Big five personality traits
  • Organizational justice

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