Moderating the interaction between procedural justice and decision frame: The counterbalancing effect of personality traits

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Yoichiro Hayashi

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Abstract

This study examined the framing effect of decision making in contexts in which the issue of social justice matters as well as the moderating effects of personality traits on the relationship between justice and framing effects. The authors manipulated procedural justice and outcome valence of the decision frame within two vignettes and measured two personality traits (self-efficacy and anxiety) of participants. The results from 363 participants showed that the moderating effects of personality traits counterbalanced the interaction between justice and framing, such that for individuals with high self-efficacy/low trait anxiety, justice effects were larger in negative framing than in positive framing; those with the opposite disposition exhibited the opposite pattern. These effects were interpreted in terms of an attribution process as the information processing strategy. The aforementioned findings suggest that the justice and decision theories can be developed to account for the moderating effects of personality traits. Some limitations of this study and the direction of future research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-151
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Volume147
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • decision making
  • framing effect
  • individual differences
  • social justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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