Perceived organizational support as a mediator between distributive justice and sports referees’ job satisfaction and career commitment

Seungmo KIM*

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Abstract

The primary purpose of the current study was to examine the relationships between distributive justice and sports referees’ job satisfaction and career commitment through perceived organizational support (POS). Although sports officials are a key element of sports along with athletes and coaches, little research has empirically examined such officials’ psychological well-being as critical human resources based on a vocational approach. A sample of 212 part-time and full-time paid referees from 12 sports in Hong Kong, participated in a questionnaire pertaining to distributive justice, POS, job satisfaction, and career commitment. The results of this study revealed no direct effects of distributive justice on job satisfaction and career commitment. However, the results indicated that distributive justice could indirectly influence referees’ job satisfaction and career commitment via organizational support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-187
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of Leisure Research
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

User-Defined Keywords

  • career commitment
  • distributive justice
  • job satisfaction
  • organizational support
  • Sports referees

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