Organizational justice and illness reporting among Japanese employees with chronic diseases

Autoři: Hisashi Eguchi aff001;  Akizumi Tsutsumi aff001;  Akiomi Inoue aff001;  Yuko Kachi aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Public Health, Kitazato University School of Medicine, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan aff001
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(10)
Kategorie: Research Article



This study examined the association between perceived organizational justice (i.e., procedural justice and interactional justice) and reporting of illness to one's company (illness reporting) among Japanese employees with chronic diseases.


This online cross-sectional survey included 1,134 employees (aged 18–65 years) who required workplace support to combine work with disease treatment. Participants were classified into tertiles of perceived organizational justice (low, moderate, and high). Multiple logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine sex differences in the associations between perceived justice and illness reporting.


Males reporting perceived high levels of procedural and interactional justice had significantly higher odds of illness reporting than those with perceived low levels of procedural (odds ratio [OR] 2.62, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.47–4.66) and interactional justice (OR 4.34, 95% CI: 2.28–8.27). Females with perceived high levels of interactional justice had significantly higher odds of illness reporting than those with perceived low levels of interactional justice (OR 1.74, 95% CI: 1.08–2.80). There was no significant association between procedural justice and illness reporting among females.


The findings indicate that high perceived organizational justice is positively associated with illness reporting among Japanese employees who require workplace support to combine work and disease treatment.

Klíčová slova:

Educational attainment – Employment – Children – Internet – Professions – Regression analysis – Schools – Surveys


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