Supervisor-subordinate relationship quality as a moderator in the relationship between procedural justice and feedback reactions in performance appraisal

Marjolein Feys, Nele Libbrecht, Frederik Anseel, Filip Lievens

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Abstract

In this study, we examined the influence of supervisor-subordinate relationship quality and employees' justice perceptions on feedback reactions. Based on organisational justice theory, however, we expect that the effect of justice on feedback reactions is moderated by relationship quality. We examined this hypothesis in two cross-sectional field studies (N = 219 and N = 83) using two different types of performance appraisal. The results support the hypothesis and suggest that there is an interaction effect between relationship quality and justice with acceptance of feedback being highest when one of both antecedent factors was favourable. These insights can offer organisations concrete strategies for stimulating employee development through feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-450
Number of pages21
JournalGedrag & Organisatie
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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