THE MODERATING ROLE OF SEEKING SOCIAL SUPPORT ON COPING STYLES AND PERCEPTIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE: A STUDY WITH FRENCH AND TURKISH STUDENTS


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Finkelstein R., Minas-Poussard J., Bastounis M.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.37, no.6, pp.845-862, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2009.37.6.845
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.845-862

Abstract

We examined the relationship between perceived organizational justice and coping styles in a cross-cultural comparison. Data were collected from university students in Paris, France (individualist culture; N = 192, age M = 21.6) and Istanbul, Turkey (collectivist culture; N = 251, age M = 22). The questionnaire (adapted from Colquitt, 2001) included ratings of distributive, procedural, and interactional justice at the university, and a coping style inventory (Vitaliano, Russo, Carr, Maiuro, & Becker, 1985) measuring preference for problem-focused coping, emotion-focused coping and seeking social support. In the Turkish data social-support seeking was higher than in the French sample and it was positively correlated with justice perceptions. When seeking social support was linked to problem-focused coping, it was also linked to a more positive evaluation of justice in the Turkish, but not the French data.