The Relationship between Perceived Justice and Behavioral Honesty of Managers :A Study on Mazandaran Agricultural Bank employees

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

2 M.Sc., Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, School of Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Studies show that increasing the sense of justice, affects different aspects of organizational behavior. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived organizational justice and behavioral honesty of managers in Agricultural Bank branches. The research method is descriptive and correlational. The research sample includes 301 employees of Mazandaran Agricultural Bank branches who were randomly selected. We measured research variables through a survey and used regression to analyze the data. The reliability and validity of the research tool was confirmed by Cronbach’s alpha and the content validity. Findings showed that there is a direct and significant relationship between organizational justice and its dimensions with the behavioral honesty of managers. Also, the relationship between the dimensions of procedural justice and interactive justice with behavioral honesty was 25 and 56%, respectively. The relationship between the dimension of distributive justice and behavioral honesty was not confirmed. Therefore, due to the importance and high relationship between two dimensions of organizational justice and perceived behavioral honesty, managers could furnish an organizational climate to encourage their employees to take effective steps toward achieving organizational goals.

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