When Leaders Enact Fair Procedures: The Roles of Power and Belongingness Motives
01 / 2007 - 01 / 2011
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
In this project I investigate the social conditions under which leaders enact fair procedures. Research to date has convincingly demonstrated that procedural justice reveals important consequences within all kind of social relationships. Acknowledging this observation it is therefore important to understand when and why those in charge will actually enact fair procedures. However, until now research has completely ignored this question. In a series of studies (both experimental and field) it is investigated how leader's drive to satisfy the own motives of belongingness and power results in the enactment of fair procedures toward group members.