2004
Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

What's left of justice issues in today's busy society?

What's left of justice issues in today's busy society?

S.L. Peters & K. van den Bos, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 20, November 2007, nr. 4, pp. 382-391

In today's busy society, people have less and less time. In the current paper we argue that busy people are more influenced by egocentric issues than by issues that are justice related. Several social psychological experiments support this suggestion. Furthermore, we discuss in this paper the mechanism that may explain people's reactions to being overpaid. We suggest a two-phase model of reactions to the conflict between justice and egoism. Specifically, we propose that when people are better paid than comparable other persons, judging the advantage of receiving an advantageous outcome is quick and easy as preferences are primary. We further propose that adjusting this appraisal requires cognitive resources as it entails integrating fairness concerns with the initial preference appraisal.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.5117/2007.020.004.006
2007-12-01
2021-12-03
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.5117/2007.020.004.006
Loading

Most Cited This Month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error