Title: What friends tell you about justice: The influence of peer communication on applicant reactions
Authors: Geenen, Brigitte ×
Proost, Karin
Schreurs, Bert
van Dam, Karen #
von Grumbkow, Jasper #
Issue Date: 2013
Series Title: Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones vol:29 issue:1 pages:37-44
Abstract: This study examined the influence of peer communication concerning a selection procedure on the levels
of anxiety among applicants taking a test and test motivation regarding a similar selection procedure,
through the formation of interpersonal and distributive justice expectations. The hypotheses were
addressed in a randomized four-group experiment. The results of the mediated hierarchical regression
analyses showed significant mediating effects. Specifically, peer communication about interpersonal justice
shaped applicants’ interpersonal justice expectations, which in turn related negatively to applicants’ levels
of test anxiety. Peer communication about distributive justice shaped applicants’ distributive justice
expectations, which in turn related positively to applicants’ test motivation.
ISSN: 1576-5962
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology
Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies (WOS Bxl), Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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