Hussam Al Halbusi, PhD Candidate, Department of Business Strategy and Policy, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shehnaz Tehseen, Lecturer, Department of Management, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University, Malaysia
Fatima Amir Hammad Hamid, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, College of Science and Humanities-Hawta, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
Asyraf Afthanorhan, Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza), Malaysia
While previous sources of literature have proven the importance of justice, procedural, distributive and interactions are shown that have a greater impact on employees in the workplace. This paper summarizes the arguments and counterarguments within the scientific discussion on the issue of organizational justice as important predictors for many outcomes for individuals’ level and organization level. The main purpose of the research is to investigate the association between justice and trust in the organization. Further, this study identified ethical leadership as an essential mechanism on this relationship between organizational justice and trust in the organization. The relevance of the decision of this scientific problem is that lack of trust in the workplaces. Investigation of the topic has predetermined several procedures and is carried out in the paper in the following logical sequence. Methodological tools of the research methods were self-administered. The object of research is the chosen postgraduate students from various Universities in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. Thus, the paper presents the results of an empirical analysis. The research empirically confirms and theoretically proves that a significant association between justice and trust in the organization, both an immediate and indirect indicator of organizational justice identified with trust and through ethical leadership (EL). Distributive justice is connected in an indirect way to trust of an organization through ethical leadership and directly to trust in the organization. As was expected procedural justice is directly connected to the trust in the organization and organizational justice and ethical leadership have closer links.
Keywords: organizational justice, procedural justice, distributive justice, interactional justice, ethical leadership, trusts in the organization.
JEL Classification: D23, D63, L00.
Cite as: Al Halbusi, H., Tehseen, S., Hamid, F. A. H., Afthanorhan, A. (2018). A Study of Organizational Justice on the Trust in Organization under the Mediating Role of Ethical Leadership. Business Ethics and Leadership, 2(4), 89-98. http://doi.org/10.21272/bel.2(4).89-98.2018.
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