10.5191/jiaee.2003.10203

 

 

Abstract

This descriptive-correlational study investigated Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Extension county agents’ perceptions of, and relationships between, organizational justice (including distributive, procedural, interactional, and systemic justice) and job satisfaction. The researchers used a census of O.S.U. Extension county agents and a mailed questionnaire to collect data, achieving a final response rate of 86%. The findings suggest that O.S.U. Extension county agents have a somewhat uncertain perception of organizational justice; agree with procedural and interactional justice; disagree with distributive and systemic justice; and are very satisfied with their employment. A low, positive association was found between O.S.U. Extension county agents’ perceptions of organizational justice and current level of job satisfaction. Positive relationships were found between job satisfaction and interactional justice, procedural justice, and systemic justice. The findings suggest that O.S.U. Extension administration should investigate and strengthen reward structures and continue to offer opportunities for employees to be engaged in dialogue, decision-making, and the implementation of decision outcomes, when appropriate, while encouraging individual creativity in program development and implementation.

 

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