Development and Validation of an Empirical Instrument to assess Empathy Driven Organizational Justice systems in schools
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/B811151325
Organizational justice refers to the perceptions of the members of an organization with regards to the fair and just nature of organizational processes. School students are susceptible to unfair and unjust experiences due to the hierarchical and mechanistic nature of school organizations. In order to create nurturing school climates, it is necessary for schools to encourage just and fair organizational justice systems. This study attempted to develop and validate a scale which measured empathic organizational justice. The study was conducted among a random sample of 172 school students from Indian schools. The instrument consisted of three subscales representing equality, respect and positivity. It was further tested and validated for convergent, discriminant and concurrent validity. The instrument might present as a useful tool to measure the levels of empathic organizational justice systems in Indian schools so that interventions can be designed to enhance empathy within such systems.