Original scientific paper
Organizational justice, job satisfaction and commitment of professional footballers
to the club
Paula Andabak -
Osnovna škola Vjekoslava Paraća
Ljiljana Gregov -
Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zadru, Odsjek za psihologiju, Ulica Mihovila Pavlinovića 1, 23000 Zadar
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The results of research on organizational justice in the sports environment suggest that the perception
of justice is related to relevant outcomes for individual and team sports such as attitudes and behaviors
of athletes, team cohesion and commitment (De Backer et al., 2011; Jordan, Gillentine and Hunt, 2004;
Kerwin, Jordan, & Turner, 2014; Mahony et al., 2006; Whisenant, 2005). The aim of this research was to examine
the contribution of the length of playing football in general and in the club, organizational justice and
job satisfaction in explaining the commitment of professional footballers to the club.
The study involved 114 professional footballers, aged 17 to 39 years. The Justice in the Organizational Context
Questionnaire, the Scales of Affective, Instrumental and Normative Commitment, the Job Satisfaction
Index and Satisfaction with club status, salary and rewards were applied.
The results indicate that the relationship between perceived organizational justice and football player’s
commitment to the club depends on the source of perceived justice. Thus, only perceived justice of the
club’s management positively contributes to all components of organizational commitment, partly directly
and partly through job satisfaction, given the established partial mediation effect of job satisfaction measures.
Furthermore, it was found that footballers who are generally more satisfied with their job, and more
satisfied with their salary and awards, are more committed to the club. Footballers who are longer in the
club are also more committed.
organizational justice, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, professional footballers