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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (12): 2216-2229.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.02216

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The third-party perspective of organizational justice: Research perspective, content and design

ZHAO Shusong1(), ZHANG Yijie1, ZHAO Jun2   

  1. 1. School of Public Administration, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
    2. School of Public Administration, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan 430073, China
  • Received:2017-11-09 Online:2018-12-15 Published:2018-10-30
  • Contact: ZHAO Shusong


The third-party perspective of organizational justice refers to the perceived organizational justice that was formed by the responsibility attribution process after a third party witnessing or hearing the organizational mistreatments, which provides a new perspective to understand organizational justice. After analyzing and making comments on existing research outcomes, this article summarizes the cause and effects, mechanism of action, as well as the progress of theological researches. And it provides a general framework and directions for the future research. Based on the social interaction theory and approach- avoidance theory, the study can be furthered in the future, so as to discuss the mechanism for the formation of the third-party perspective of organizational justice and to develop intercultural comparative study.

Key words: organizational justice, the third-party perspective of organizational justice, third parties' reaction, dual-processing theory, social interaction

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