Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was designed to investigate the role communication plays on perceived justice within an organization. This study specifically looks at communication regarding pay, while also comparing two pay policies: pay secrecy and open communication. This study will utilize an experimental 3x2 between-subjects factorial design to examine the effects of informational content received at work on perceived justice regarding pay. The independent variables will be the level of information provided (full explanation for pay difference, some explanation for pay difference, no explanation for pay difference), and the organization’s communication policy (pay secrecy system, open communication system). The dependent variable will be the perceived fairness of the situation. Students will be recruited through Middle Tennessee State University’s research pool.

Date

October 2017

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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Does Lack of Communication Regarding Pay Negatively Affect Perceived Justice in the Workplace

The purpose of the current study was designed to investigate the role communication plays on perceived justice within an organization. This study specifically looks at communication regarding pay, while also comparing two pay policies: pay secrecy and open communication. This study will utilize an experimental 3x2 between-subjects factorial design to examine the effects of informational content received at work on perceived justice regarding pay. The independent variables will be the level of information provided (full explanation for pay difference, some explanation for pay difference, no explanation for pay difference), and the organization’s communication policy (pay secrecy system, open communication system). The dependent variable will be the perceived fairness of the situation. Students will be recruited through Middle Tennessee State University’s research pool.