Coworkers' perceived justice of disability accommodation: the role of coworkers' trust and support

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Lamichhane, Ashmita
University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of Business
This study examined the effects of coworkers’ perceptions of fairness of disability accommodation on their behavioral outcomes (i.e., coworkers’ support, counterproductive work behavior). I used Prolific Academic to collect data from 301 participants from U.K and Canada who had experienced a coworkers’ disability accommodation within the last twelve months. I analyzed the data using confirmatory factor analysis, hierarchical regression analysis, and process macro model 3.4 in SPSS. Results showed that coworkers’ perceived justice was positively associated with coworkers’ support and perceived trust fully mediated the relationship between perceived justice and coworkers’ support. However, results did not support the negative relationship between perceived justice and counterproductive work behavior. Trust was not found to be a mediator in the relationship between perceived justice and counterproductive work behavior. This research highlights that understanding coworkers’ perceptions of justice during accommodation yields opportunities to enhance the positive role of coworkers in the accommodation process.
Discrimination against people with disabilities , Dissertations, Academic , Diversity in the workplace , People with disabilities -- Employment , Sociology of disability