|Document ID (ISN)||110817|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Shibaoka M., Takada M., Watanabe M., Kojima R., Kakinuma M., Tanaka K., Kawakami N.
||Development and validity of the Japanese version of the organizational justice scale
||Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.66-73. Illus. 20 ref.
||Development_and_validity.pdf [in English]
||Organizational justice has recently attracted attention as a predictor of employee mental and physical health. However, the lack of a Japanese translation of the original English-language organizational justice scale (OJS) has precluded its application in Japan. The present study aimed to develop a Japanese version of the measure of organizational justice. A total of 229 employees responded to the Japanese version of the OJS (OJS-J), the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model and the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10). To assess construct validity, job satisfaction was recorded using the visual analog scale (VAS). Exploratory factor analysis supported the four-factor structure model of OJS-J. Correlation coefficients between the OJS-J and ERI, K10 and VAS were statistically significant, indicating a reasonable degree of construct validity. Obtained internal consistency was markedly high and test-retest reliability as analyzed with an intra-class correlation coefficient was 0.91. These results suggest that the OJS-J is a reliable and valid measure that may be suitable for use as a predictor of employee health in Japanese workplaces.
||Japan; state of health; psychology of work organization; mental health
||questionnaire survey; reliability; description of technique
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Psychology of work organization