PAY LEVEL AND DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE AS A PREDICTOR OF JOB SATISFACTION IN A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING
Keywords:Pay level, Distributive Justice, Job Satisfaction, public higher education institution, mediating variables
This study was conducted to examine the mediating effect of distributive justice in the relationship between pay level, distributive justice and job satisfaction using 120 usable questionnaires gathered from academic staff in a public higher institution in East Malaysia, Malaysia. The results of exploratory factor analysis confirmed that the measurement scales used in this study satisfactorily met the acceptable standards of validity and reliability analyses. Next, the outcomes of stepwise regression analysis showed that the relationship between pay level and distributive justice positively and significantly correlated with job satisfaction. Further, this result confirms that distributive justice does act as a full mediating variable in the pay level model of the organizational sample. In addition, discussion, implications and conclusion are elaborated in this paper.