EFFECT OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE ON ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT OF EMPLOYEES OF GARISSA UNIVERSITY
Over the past years, organizations around the globe have adopted distributive justice to enhance personal outcomes like satisfaction with one’s salary and other rewards. This has improved fairness within the organization which is very important in decision making and most of the human resource practices in general. The study examined the effect of distributive justice on organizational commitment of employees of Garissa University. This study adopted a mixed methodology design. The study targeted a total population of 253 members of staff within Garissa University and a sample size of 155 respondents was selected using stratified random sampling and simple random sampling techniques. Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected using questionnaires. The study used descriptive statistics to analyse quantitative data using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.0. Qualitative data was analysed through discussion. Results were presented in prose and tabular form. The findings indicated that there was distributive justice in the organization studied in terms of sharing of responsibilities among the workers. It therefore follows that there exists distributive justice in the organization studied, a fact that contributes to workers’ commitment to their organization. The study thus concluded that the organization studied exhibited much of the various attributes of distributive justice and thus recommends that organization needs to work towards improving this element of its justice system.
Key words: Distributive justice, Organizational justice, Employee commitment