previous research indicates the belief in a just world (bjw) is a resource which helps people assimilate injustice and therefore to react less negatively when they face it. the present study examined the impact of personal bjw on the relation between procedural and distributive (in) justice and the reactions to problematic events in the work context. specifically, we tested whether bjw moderates this relation. eighty-four teachers of various levels of education, aged between 24 and 56 years, answered to a questionnaire which asked them to imagine themselves in a situation of procedural and distributive (in)justice. overall, the results showed that when facing procedural injustice, the participants with high bjw reacted more positively (with more patience) comparatively with those with low bjw. however, the participants with high bjw reacted to procedural injustice more negatively (neglect and aggressive voice) when compared with low bjw participants. theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.