Faculty Publications

Title

The effects of participation in goal setting and goal rationales on goal commitment: An exploration of justice mediators

Document Type

Article

Keywords

goal-setting, goals, justice, motivation, organizational behavior

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Business and Psychology

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

37

Last Page

51

Abstract

The interactive effect of participation in goal setting and goal rationales on goal commitment was examined in the present study. Two justice mediation models that might explain these effects were also hypothesized. The results of a laboratory study demonstrated that goal rationales were especially important for increasing goal commitment when goals were assigned rather than participatively set. Support was also found for the role of interactional justice in mediating the effect of goal rationales on goal commitment; however, the hypothesis that procedural justice would mediate the effect of goal participation on goal commitment was not supported.

Original Publication Date

9-1-2004

DOI of published version

10.1023/B:JOBU.0000040271.74443.22

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