Self-Esteem and Outcome Fairness: Differential Importance of Procedural and Outcome Considerations
Results of a survey of 222 detainees in Dutch jails and police stations showed that outcome-fairness judgments of individuals with high self-esteem were more strongly related to outcome considerations than to procedural considerations, whereas outcome-fairness judgments of individuals with low self-esteem were more strongly related to procedural considerations than to outcome considerations. It was proposed that these differences were due to the fact that (a) procedures more strongly express a social evaluation than outcomes and (b) individuals with low self-esteem are more concerned with social evaluations than individuals with high self-esteem. The implications of the results for other individual-differences factors and other populations than detainees are discussed.
Vermunt, R., van Knippenberg, D.L., van Knippenberg, B., & Blaauw, E.. (2001). Self-Esteem and Outcome Fairness: Differential Importance of Procedural and Outcome Considerations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 621–628. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/12195