Conceptualizing Assimilation of Interactional Justice within Social Justice Ethical Code Application as Exemplified at Imo State, Nigeria: Widowhood and Inheritance Challenges

Precious Tobechukwu Toby Nwachukwu


The article explores and discusses the role of assimilating interactional justice within the concept of social justice approach to ethical code application. The literature review and theoretical dimension to the study reconnoitered the Social Exchange and the General Strain theories as they relates to interactional justice perspective and deliberates on the impact of three social justice aspects from their outcome-oriented and relationship-oriented paradigm to the study and its apparent implications to the ethical code. This study’s appraisal investigated application of interactional justice amid social justice ethical views, experiences and attitudes of social workers that where extracted from a qualitative focus group discussion study design of (n-33) practitioners in Imo State based on the socio-cultural patterns of the people that have been sources of dilemma in advocating for social justice. Recommendations were made including five possible areas on how practitioners could be prepared to address the social and cultural discrepancies pertaining to advocacy of social justice within interactional justice application as well as future study engagement on administrators-practitioners relationship outcome to policies regulations.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p2137

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