The Relationships between Supervisor's Procedural Justice, Subordinates’ Trust and Organization-Based Self-Esteem


Department of Management Semnan University


The purpose of this research is to study the relationships between supervisor's procedural justice and subordinates' affective and cognitive trusts in the supervisor, and their organization-based self-esteem. The sample is consisted of 648 employees of three religious and guidance organizations in Iran. The sampling method is the random sampling. The data are collected by using four well-established instruments of organization-based self-esteem, affective trust, cognitive trust, and procedural justice. The statistical analysis was the structural equation modeling. The results of the analysis indicated that: (1) Supervisor's procedural justice has a significant and positive relationship with subordinates' cognitive (β=.95, p.05). The findings of this study suggest that although fair treatment of supervisors develops their subordinates' affective and cognitive trusts, but only the affective trust of subordinates in their supervisors has a positive impact on their organization-based self-esteem. As a result, it behooves the supervisors to treat their subordinates fairly in order to improve their cognitive and affective trust through using supervision and leadership techniques to enhance their organization-based self-esteem.