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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (12): 2260-2271.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.02260

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The effect of organizational (in)justice on organizational retaliation behavior and the underlying mechanisms

LIU Depeng1, GAO Xiangyu2()   

  1. 1School of Management, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
    2Business School, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
  • Received:2020-08-24 Published:2021-10-26
  • Contact: GAO Xiangyu


Organizational retaliation behaviors, defined as employees' retaliatory behaviors towards the organization and its agents due to unjust treatment of employees, are prevalent in workplaces. A systematic review of the literature identifies several prominent research gaps, such as a lack of integrated framework and ignorance of theoretical mechanisms. This study proposes new underlying mechanisms and enriches the related literature by focusing on the dimensions of perceived justice complexity and perceived justice subject. Future research can further explore other possible mechanisms by integrating self-control, emotions, and resources theoretical perspectives from the angle of observers.

Key words: organizational retaliation behavior, organizational (in)justice, receiver, observer, mechanism

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