Interamerican Journal of Psychology
versão impressa ISSN 0034-9690
FERREIRA, Maria Cristina et al. Individualism and collectivism, justice perceptions and commitment in latin american organizations. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2006, vol.40, n.1, pp. 9-20. ISSN 0034-9690.
The main effects of justice perceptions on affective and normative commitment, as well as the role of individualism as a moderator of these relations were examined. Two hundred and three Argentinean, four hundred and eleven Brazilian and three hundred and eight three Mexican workers from private and public companies participated in this study. Results indicated that procedural and distributive justice were positively related to affective and normative commitment, although procedural justice had showed greater predictive power. The individualism did not moderated any of the investigated relations. An unexpected finding was the positive effect of collectivism on affective commitment. Findings were interpreted in the light of two-factor and agent-system models of organizational justice. As conclusion, implications for research and practice are discussed.
Palavras-chave : Individualist values; Organizational justice; Organizational commitment.