Relationships between Bases of Power and Work Reactions: The Mediational Role of Procedural Justice

Journal of Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, 533-552, 1998

20 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2014

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Kevin W. Mossholder

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration

Nathan Bennett

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area; J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Edward R. Kemery

University of Baltimore

Mark Andrew Wesolowski

Miami University of Ohio - Miami University Hamilton

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

Though research has addressed relationships between social power bases and several work-related variables, processes that may underlie such relationships have generally not been examined. The present study considered relationships between bases of social power and subordinates’ affective work reactions, hypothesizing that procedural justice would mediate such relationships. Two samples, one drawn from two service-oriented companies and one collected from a hospital, were used to test a mediational model reflecting this hypothesis. Using theoretically grounded measures of social power and procedural justice, support was found for full mediation effects in connection with subordinates’ affective work reactions. Implications regarding the development of social power bases are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Mossholder, Kevin W. and Bennett, Nathan and Kemery, Edward R. and Wesolowski, Mark Andrew, Relationships between Bases of Power and Work Reactions: The Mediational Role of Procedural Justice (1998). Journal of Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, 533-552, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402014

Kevin W. Mossholder

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration ( email )

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Edward R. Kemery

University of Baltimore ( email )

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Mark Andrew Wesolowski

Miami University of Ohio - Miami University Hamilton ( email )

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