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PS27P-08-213

Standing Uncertainty as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Procedural Justice and Legitimacy Judgments

[Speaker] Liang, Juan:1
[Co-author] Ma, Hongyu:1
1:School of Psychology, Central China Normal University (China (People's Republic of China))

According to the relational models and uncertainty management theory, we propose that the uncertain about standing may moderate the relationship between procedural justice and legitimacy judgments. Studies 1 and 2 were conducted in the academic context, which focused the legitimacy of academic authority. Standing uncertainty was manipulated (Study 1) and measured (Study 2) respectively. In order to enhance the generality of the findings, the third study was conducted, which focused the legitimacy of social authority. In this study, we assessed participants' standing uncertainty as Study 2. The results of the three studies showed that, the standing uncertainty moderates the relationship between procedural justice and legitimacy judgments. Specifically, procedural justice exerts particularly strong influences on legitimacy judgments under conditions of standing uncertainty relative to certainty.
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