Job security and justice : predicting employees' trust in Chinese international joint ventures

Yui Tim, Edward WONG

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Abstract

This study examines the antecedents and consequences of employees' trust in management and trust in supervisor in Chinese international joint ventures. On the basis of social exchange theory as paradigm, a model that links trust, job security and justice is developed. The proposed model considers job security and procedural justice as antecedents of trust in management, and interactional justice as antecedent of trust in supervisor. It further suggests that trust in management affects employees' turnover intention, and trust in supervisor affects employees' organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB). A data set consisting of 255 employees in three international joint ventures in China is used to test the hypotheses. The LISREL results support the hypotheses. Trust in management is found to have a significant effect on employees' turnover intention, whereas trust in supervisor is found to have a significant effect on employees' OCB. This study shows the practical implications for managers and supervisors for improving employees' trust in Chinese international joint ventures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4129-4144
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume23
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • China
  • Confucian
  • Peoples' Republic of China
  • job security
  • justice
  • organizational citizenship behaviour
  • trust
  • turnover intention

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