POWER DISTANCE AS A MODERATOR OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANISATIONAL JUSTICE AND JOB SATISFACTION

  • Nurshahira Ibrahim Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang, Malaysia
  • Azman Ismail Faculty of Economics & Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Noor Azmi Mohd Zainol Faculty of Defence Study & Management
  • Hilmi Azani Husain Language Centre National Defence University of Malaysia
  • Yusof Ismail Kulliyah of Economics & Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Abstract

Lacking awareness of appropriate type of power to apply might cause top management to implement equitable practices that fail to produce job satisfaction among subordinates. This study attempts to assess the relationship between organisational justice, power distance and job satisfaction among employees of Selangor Office of State secretary, Malaysia. It employed a survey method to gather data from the employees. The SmartPLS is used to evaluate the psychometric properties of the survey data and test the research hypotheses. The results of SmartPLS path model analysis revealed two important findings: First, the interaction between distributive justice and low power distance was significantly correlated with job satisfaction. Second, the interaction between procedural justice and high-power distance was significantly correlated with job satisfaction. This outcome confirms that the relationship between distributive justice and job satisfaction is moderated by low power distance, while the relationship between procedural justice and job satisfaction is moderated by high power distance. Further, significant recommendations from this study can help practitioners to understand diverse perspectives of power distance and draw up cross-cultural management plans to enable their human resource to contribute towards the attainment of the organisation’s vision and missions.

Published
2021-01-27
How to Cite
IBRAHIM, Nurshahira et al. POWER DISTANCE AS A MODERATOR OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANISATIONAL JUSTICE AND JOB SATISFACTION. International Journal of Management Studies, [S.l.], v. 28, n. 1, p. 25-56, jan. 2021. ISSN 2180-2467. Available at: <http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/ijms/article/view/ijms.28.1.2021.9974>. Date accessed: 16 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32890/ijms.28.1.2021.9974.