Systemic justice and burnout: a multilevel model

Victor Y. Haines*, David L. Patient, Alain Marchand

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With the aim of extending organisational justice research to embrace significant and enduring aspects of the workplace context, this study examines organisational culture and human resource management (HRM) as constitutive dimensions of systemic justice and relates them to employee health. Bridging organisational justice, HRM, organisational culture, and occupational health research, we advance and test a multilevel model relating systemic justice to burnout. Data collected from 60 organisations; 89 employee groups; and 1,976 employees provide support for the hypothesised relationships between justice-oriented culture, in terms of organisational values and group culture, and justice-oriented HRM. In turn, justice-oriented HRM related directly to employee burnout and indirectly through employee perceived job control and supervisor social support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-111
Number of pages20
JournalHuman Resource Management Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


  • Burnout
  • Human resource management
  • Job control
  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational justice; systemic justice
  • Supervisor social support


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