Nostalgia buffers the negative impact of low procedural justice on cooperation

Van Dijke, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-9974-5050, Wildschut, T., Leunissen, J.M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1639-3174 and Sedikides, C., 2015. Nostalgia buffers the negative impact of low procedural justice on cooperation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 127, pp. 15-29. ISSN 0749-5978

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This research integrates the discrete emotion of nostalgia (a sentimental longing for the past) with relational models of procedural justice. An organizational survey and four experiments demonstrated that nostalgia buffers (i.e., weakens) the deleterious impact of low (compared to high) procedural justice on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and cooperation with authorities. Low procedural justice undermined social connectedness with authorities, and nostalgia’s buffering role derived from its capacity to block the pathway from this reduced social connectedness to decreased OCB and cooperation. This research presents the first evidence that a discrete emotion—nostalgia—functions as a resource that aids individuals in coping with low procedural justice. Nostalgia thus facilitates cooperation even with authorities and organizations that display low procedural justice.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Nostalgia and justice
Publication Title: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Creators: Van Dijke, M., Wildschut, T., Leunissen, J.M. and Sedikides, C.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: March 2015
Volume: 127
ISSN: 0749-5978
S0749597814001046Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 04 Nov 2015 12:25
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 12:50

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