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Title: Procedural justice enactment as an instrument of position protection: The three-way interaction between leaders' power position stability, followers' warmth, and followers' competence
Authors: Zheng, Michelle Xue
Schuh, Sebastian C.
van Dijke, Marius
De Cremer, David 
Keywords: competence
instrumentality
person perception
position stability
procedural justice
warmth
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2020
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Citation: Zheng, Michelle Xue, Schuh, Sebastian C., van Dijke, Marius, De Cremer, David (2020-12-14). Procedural justice enactment as an instrument of position protection: The three-way interaction between leaders' power position stability, followers' warmth, and followers' competence. Journal of Organizational Behavior 42 (6) : 785-799. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2493
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Studies have started to examine factors that explain when and why leaders enact procedural justice. However, these studies have not considered the idea that justice enactment can be a self-serving instrument for leaders. In this paper, we propose a threat-based tripartite model of procedural justice enactment. Specifically, we examine how leaders in unstable (vs. stable) power positions combine information from the two fundamental dimensions of person perception—that is, their perceptions of a follower's competence and warmth—to shape the level of procedural justice they enact toward the follower. In support of our model, the results of a multisource organizational field study and a laboratory experiment show that leaders in unstable power positions enact procedural justice, particularly toward followers whom they perceive as highly competent but low in warmth. We discuss our findings in light of their implications for the justice and leadership literatures. © 2020 The Authors. Journal of Organizational Behavior published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Organizational Behavior
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/232223
ISSN: 0894-3796
DOI: 10.1002/job.2493
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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