The mediating role of ethical climate between organizational justice and stress: A CB-SEM analysis

Keywords: Ethical Climate, Organizational Justice (OJ), Stress, Structural Equation Modeling.


The aim of the current study was to investigate the mediating effect of an ethical climate on the relationship between organizational justice (OJ) and workplace stress. The quantitative survey research design was used and cross sectional data was collected. A structured questionnaire was distributed among the nurses working in different healthcare organizations in the Qassim region. There were total 5542 nurses working in different public and private healthcare organizations. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used for selecting sample size. Total 510 completed questionnaires were collected back and used in the study for data analysis.  For data analysis AMOS-SEM was used. Measurement and structural models were developed and tested in the current study. Reliability and validity were investigated through measurement model, while for hypotheses testing structural model was developed. Findings of the study indicated that scale used in the study was found reliable and valid. Factor loadings, average variance extracted and construct reliability met the threshold level/standard criteria. Structural model also revealed that ethical climate mediated the relationship between organizational justice (OJ) and stress. This is an original work and contribution to the body of knowledge by extending literature on justice, stress and ethical climate. Presence of justice and ethical climate made it possible for employees to better manage their stress.


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Fahad Albejaidi, Qassim University, Al-Qassim, Al-Bukairyah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Health Administration College of Public Health and Health Informatics Qassim University, Al-Qassim, Al-Bukairyah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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Albejaidi, F. (2021). The mediating role of ethical climate between organizational justice and stress: A CB-SEM analysis. Amazonia Investiga, 10(38), 82-96.