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Table 2 Summary of constructs and variables

From: Organizational justice, trust, and identification and their effects on organizational commitment in hospital nursing staff

Construct Variable Operational definition References
Organizational justice Distributive justice How the nursing staff think about fairness of the resource allocation results and decisions made by the hospital. [9, 76]
Procedural justice How the nursing staff think about fairness of the procedure of the decision-making standards or evaluation methods on which the hospital’s reward and punishment decisions are based.
Interactional justice How the nursing staff think about fairness of the hospital’s communication with them before making any decision.
Organizational Trust Hospital trust The degree to which the nursing staff trust the hospital, meaning the degree to which nursing staff, under the circumstances of trust and risk taking, are willing to trust the hospital after overall evaluation of the decisions made by the hospital. [79, 80]
Supervisory trust The degree to which the nursing staff trust their supervisors, meaning the degree to which nursing staff, under the circumstances of trust and risk taking, are willing to trust their supervisors after evaluating their supervisors’ decisions and attitudes.
Co-worker trust The degree to which the nursing staff trust their coworkers, meaning the degree to which the nursing staff, under the circumstances of trust and risk taking, are willing to trust their coworkers after evaluating their coworkers’ job performances.
Organizational identification Attractive identification Degree of attracting nursing personnel and making them dedicate themselves to the operation of the organization. [12, 63]
Correlative identification Degree of creating a close relationship with the nursing staff and making the nursing staff understand the hospital.
Organizational commitment Affective commitment Degree that the nursing staff keep working at the hospital because they want to do so. [83, 84]
Continuance commitment Degree that the nursing staff keep working at the hospital because they have to do so.
Normative commitment Degree that the nursing staff keep working at the hospital because they are obliged to do so.