Effect of Organizational justice on Work Engagement in Healthcare Sector of Turkey

Özer Ö., Uğurluoğlu Ö., Saygılı M.

JOURNAL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT, vol.19, no.1, pp.73-83, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0972063416682562
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-83
  • Keywords: Organizational justice, work engagement, healthcare sector, Turkey, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, MEDIATING ROLE, BURNOUT, COMMITMENT, RESOURCES, NURSES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Work engagement is a concept that reflects a positive way of thinking that relates to commitment and involvement to one's organization, his/her enthusiasm and energy. In relevant literature there is a wide range of studies focusing on the relation between work engagement and a set of variables. Thus this study was executed to analyze the effect of organizational justice on work engagement. Implementation stage of the research was conducted on healthcare personnel working in a state hospital in Turkey and data were collected from 414 healthcare employees. Conducted analyses revealed that the correlations between subdimensions of organizational justice and work engagement were positive and in medium level. In the regression analysis which was implemented to measure the effect of subdimensions of organizational justice on work engagement it was identified that subdimensions of organizational justice perception in tandem explained 33 per cent of total variance. It can thus be claimed that climbing organizational justice perception increases in turn in a statistically significant way the work engagement level of the personnel. As regards work engagement, the most significant effect was created by procedural justice subsequently followed by distributive and interactional justice.