The present research examined the effect of procedural justice and transformational leadership style on followers' affective responses: Self-esteem and emotions. It was predicted that procedural justice would positively influence both followers' self-esteem and emotions, but particularly so if the leader displayed a transformational style. Results from a scenario experiment, a laboratory experiment, and an organizational survey indeed showed that procedural justice and transformational leadership style interacted to influence followers' self-esteem and emotions, such that the positive relationships between procedural justice and the affective measures were more pronounced when the leadership style was high in transformational behaviour. Implications in terms of integrating the leadership and procedural justice literatures are discussed.

authority, emotions, justice, leadership, self-esteem
dx.doi.org/10.1080/13594320600627662, hdl.handle.net/1765/14576
ERIM Article Series (EAS)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

de Cremer, D. (2006). When authorities influence followers' affect: The interactive effect of procedural justice and transformational leadership. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 15(3), 322–351. doi:10.1080/13594320600627662