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PY5408 - Organisational Justice, Motivation, and Emotion

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Many of us don't consider the close connections between justice, motivation and emotions until we are unfortunate enough to experience the full force of injustice. This subject articulates the complex nature of justice and its reach into many other areas of organisational life. This subject will explore how justice is experienced in the workplace: as outcomes and rewards (distributive justice), consistent procedures (procedural justice) or communication between people at different power levels (interactional justice). This subject will also focus on the relationship between organisational justice, employee motivation, and workplace deviance; and the powerful influence of positive emotions in favourable organisational outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate, analyse and apply an advanced knowledge of organisational justice and associated processes to support fair and equitable outcomes in the workplace;
  • Design and evaluate organisational models that motivate employers and employees to promote equity, procedural fairness, corporate social responsibility, and job satisfaction;
  • Formulate, justify and convey strategies that address workplace deviance issues through advanced written communication to a variety of audiences.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multimedia production - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (45%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit all assessments.

Foundational knowledge and skills in psychology


JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Mixed attendance
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Coordinator: Dr Sherry Aw
Lecturers: Dr Sherry Aw, Ms Yizhen Lu.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 15 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.