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Despite several reviews of generational differences across cohorts regarding their career stages in organisations, relatively few empirical investigations have been conducted to understand these cohorts’s behaviour and perceptions. Hence there is paucity of studies that explored the generational differences on the construct organisational justice across generational cohorts. The objective of this study was to assess the differences across three generational cohorts (Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers) on dimensions of the organisational justice construct using the Organisational Justice Measurement Instrument (OJMI). Data was collected through the administration of OJMI to a random sample size of organisational employees (n=289). Descriptive statistics and analysis of variance were conducted to interpret the data. These findings provide evidence that differences do exist across cohorts on dimensions of organisational justice, and some differences may be a result of respondents’ different perception of their organisation’s practices and processes. In terms of contributions and practical implications, insight gained from the findings may be used in proposing organisational development interventions to manage multigenerational employees as well as to conduct future research.

Key Words: Organisational Justice, Public Service, Injustice, Generational Cohorts

How to cite this paper: Ledimo, O. (2015). An assessment of organisational justice perceptions across three generational cohorts. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(4), 69-78.