Understanding Reactions to Workplace Injustice Through Process Theories of Motivation: a Teaching Module and Simulation Journal Article uri icon



  • Management and organizational behavior students are often overwhelmed by the plethora of motivation theories they must master at the undergraduate level. This article o fers a teaching module geared toward helping students understand how two major process theories of motivation, equity and expectancy theories and theories of organizational justice, are related and can be used to manage behavior in the work setting. This integrated approach is suggested to provide a superior learning experience by enabling students to view and utilize extant theories in work motivation as a coherent body of knowledge rather than a distinct and somewhat disparate set of individual theories. Lecture notes and instructional examples covering relevant theories are provided, followed by an experiential exercise and suggestions for guiding class discussion of the exercise and theoretical material.

publication date

  • December 1, 2007

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • June 24, 2014 1:33 AM

Full Author List

  • Stecher MD; Rosse JG

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1052-5629

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6658

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 777

end page

  • 796


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