The effects of cultural types on perceptions of justice and gender inequity in the workplace

  • Hang-yue N
  • Foley S
  • Loi R
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Abstract

This study uses the horizontal and vertical distinction within individualism and collectivism as a theoretical framework to predict differences in employee perceptions of organizational justice and gender inequity. In this study we survey 514 solicitors working in law firms in Hong Kong. Results of regression analysis indicated that horizontal- collectivism (HC) had a significant positive effect on procedural justice and vertical- individualism (VI) had a significant and positive effect on distributive justice. Vertical- and horizontal-individualism (VI and HI) had positive and significant effects on both perceived gender bias and perceived gender discrimination. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of our findings and suggest future research directions.

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  • Cultural types
  • Hong Kong
  • Organizational justice
  • Perceived gender inequity
  • Solicitors

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Authors

  • Raymond LoiUniversity of Macau Faculty of Business Administration

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  • Ngo Hang-yue

  • Sharon Foley

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