Organizational Justice and Employee Job Satisfaction in Selected Companies in Rivers State, Nigeria

Lawretta Adaobi Onyekwere *

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rivers State University, Nigeria.

Barinem Wisdom Girigiri

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rivers State University, Nigeria.

Ruby Otomama-Douglas

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rivers State University, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This study examined organizational justice and employee job satisfaction in selected Companies in Rivers State. The study adopted a correctional research design. Three research questions and three hypotheses were raised to guide the study. In the context of our current study, the target population consists of 360 employees in ten (10) selected companies in Rivers State. The selection of companies was done through purposive sampling techniques. In determining the sample size, for this study, the Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table was used. From the table, the sample size for a population of 360 is 186 respondents. This study used structured questionnaire titled: Organizational Justice and Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (OJJBQ) for data collection. Questions were measured on a 4-point Likert scale ranging from strongly agree (4 point) to strongly disagree (1 point). The instrument was validated with a reliability index of .874, .940, .889, and .943. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions, while Spearman Rank Order Correlation was used to measure the relationship between the independent and dependent variables of the study with the aid of Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 26. The findings from the study revealed that distributive justice, procedural justice, and interpersonal justice have a relationship with employees’ job satisfaction. The study concluded that distributive justice, procedural justice, and interpersonal justice enhance employees’ job satisfaction in the selected companies in Rivers State. The study recommended among others that the distribution and allocation of resources should follow clear and transparent guidelines, which recognize, and are based on agreed sharing ideas or patterns.

Keywords: Organizational justice, distributive justice, procedural justice, interpersonal justice, employee job satisfaction

How to Cite

Onyekwere , L. A., Girigiri , B. W., & Otomama-Douglas , R. (2023). Organizational Justice and Employee Job Satisfaction in Selected Companies in Rivers State, Nigeria. Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research, 15(3), 1–14.


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