Productivity and employees' organizational justice perceptions in long-term care for the elderly


  • This study was supported by the Finnish Work Environment Fund (project number 103315) and the Academy of Finland (project number 105168).


We examined the associations between productivity, employer characteristics, and context variables, and the organizational justice perceptions of 330 female employees in long-term institutional elderly people care. The productivity measure used was the proportion of the inpatient days to total costs. Employees working in high productivity units experienced higher procedural justice than those working in low productivity units. Hostile employees experienced both the procedures and management as less fair than non-hostile employees. Unit size and resident turnover were negatively and registered nurses percentage positively associated with procedural justice perceptions. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 30:498–507, 2007