Discretionary Workplace Behaviors: The Effect of Communication Satisfaction on Workplace Deviance and OCB with‌ the Mediation Role of Justice Sensitivity

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Economics, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

2 Faculty of Economic, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


Both workplace deviance (WD) and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) are noted as being discretionary behaviors that are rooted in social exchange and responses to the environment. This study aims to investigate the mediation role of justice sensitivity between communication satisfaction and discretionary workplace behaviors. The statistical population consisted of 650 employees of Guilan Technical & Vocational Training Organization, and the optimal sample was determined by Cochran's formula to be 271. Questionnaires were distributed among the employees using the stratified random sampling method and statistical data were processed using SPSS 19 and Smart PLS 2. The results revealed that communication satisfaction has a positive effect on justice sensitivity, and justice sensitivity has a negative effect on workplace deviance. As well as, communication satisfaction has a direct effect on workplace deviance. So, justice sensitivity has a partial mediator role in significant impression of communication satisfaction to workplace deviance. The findings also indicate the justice sensitivity has a positive effect on OCB. But, communication satisfaction has no a direct effect on OCB. The results of this study yield that justice sensitivity has a full mediator role between communication satisfaction and OCB.


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