Organizational justice and commitment in interscholastic sports

Warren Whisenant

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of three organizational justice dimensions on the commitment of high school student athletes (N = 480) to continue playing a referent sport. The athletes were asked to complete an instrument designed to assess their perceived levels of justice displayed by their coaches in three justice dimensions-procedural justice, distributive justice and interpersonal justice. The findings indicated that justice perceptions did significantly (p <0.05) influence their intent to continue playing a specific sport. Further analyses found fairness perceptions differed significantly (p <0.05) when considering the students' grade level, gender and referent sport, while no differences existed based upon the race of the student athletes. These findings provide insight into organizational justice in sport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-357
Number of pages15
JournalSport, Education and Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Education


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