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
Date Written: 1998
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.
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