Identity orientation, voice, and judgments of procedural justice during late adolescence

Mark R. Fondacaro, Eve M. Brank, Jennifer Stuart, Sara Villanueva-Abraham, Jennifer Luescher, Penny S. McNatt

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Abstract

This study focused on the relationship between voice and judgments of procedural justice in a sample of older adolescents and examined potential moderating and mediating influences of identity orientation (personal, social, and collective) and negative emotional response. Participants read 1 of 2 different family conflict scenarios (voice and no voice) asking them to imagine themselves in a disagreement with their parents over grades and financial support. In the voice condition, parents were described as making their decision after listening to the participant's input. In the no voice condition, parents were described as making their decision without listening to the participant's input. The adolescents then judged the fairness of the parental decisions and responded to questions concerning their identity orientation. Findings indicate that in addition to replicating the effect of voice in a novel context, the present investigation found moderating effects of personal identity orientation on procedural fairness judgments. Additionally, negative emotional response partially mediated the relationship between voice and global judgments of procedural fairness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-997
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Family conflict
  • Identity
  • Older adolescents
  • Procedural justice
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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