An examination of relationships between transformational leadership behavior and interactive justice perceptions among membership of a local chapter of human resource professionals

by Gerome, Steve Coleman, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 103 pages; 3339016


In today's workplace, increasing fairness perceptions of employees has numerous organizational benefits. What constitutes effective leadership has been widely debated. Contemporary research of employee perceptions of leadership style has been shown to have wide organizational influence. Leaders can positively impact justice perceptions in organizations and reap a host of benefits. For instance, greater organizational commitment, higher job satisfaction, a reduction in litigation intentions can result from application of appropriate leadership behaviors. The purpose of this correlation study is to examine factors of transformational leadership style and or behavior that effects employee perceptions of fairness in the workplace. To refine the scope of this study, transformational leadership characteristics were examined in relationship to perceptions of organizational justice. This study especially focused on aspects of transformational leadership that were demonstrated by leaders as behaviors in organizations in central Virginia. Transformational leadership has been shown to positively impact organizations. Further research would be required to show indications for leadership application, but the effects of transformational leadership style on fairness perceptions in organizations deserves consideration.

AdviserJean Gordon
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3339016

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