Perception of Organizational Justice and A Tendency to Administrative Corruption in the Sport Employees

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management,Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahar, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Sport Management, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

3 MA of Sport Management,Malekan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Malekan, Iran

4 Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

5 MA of Sport Management,Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran



Purpose: This study aims to investigate the relationship between the perception of organizational justice and a tendency to administrative corruption in the employees of the Youth and Sports Administration of East Azarbaijan province.
Methods: For this purpose, 63 sports employees voluntarily filled out two standard questionnaires, namely the Niehoff & Moorman's (1993) organizational justice questionnaire and the researcher-made questionnaire on the tendency to administrative. After data collection, the data were analyzed using One-Sample t-Test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and ANOVA.
Results: The results showed that the level of perception of organizational justice, distributive justice, and procedural justice are average and interactional justice is above average in sports employees' viewpoint. The level of administrative corruption is low. The results showed that there is a significant negative correlation between organizational justice perceptions and the tendency to administrative corruption. Also, there is a significant negative correlation between procedural justice and interactional justice components and the tendency to administrative corruption. However, no significant relationship was found between distributive justice and the tendency to administrative corruption at P≤0.05.
Conclusions: According to the results found in the present study, it can be stated that, in the case of understanding the various types of injustice, employees’ needs, proportionate to the type of injustice, may be damaged and not be satisfied. In this case, if the sports organizations do not take corrective actions needed to repair the damage, staff may take action to satisfy their needs through others and this would lead to c administrative corruption.


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