Feelings of injustice after violation of succession rules in simulated organizations

Bruins, J. and Wilke, H. (1996) Feelings of injustice after violation of succession rules in simulated organizations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26 (1). pp. 149-154. ISSN 0046-2772. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In previous studies (e.g Bruins and Wilke, 1993) it was established that in hierarchically structured groups, power aspirations towards a high power position are stronger for the next most senior person than for lower positioned others, that, is, support was found for Ng's (1977) bureaucratic rule. In the present study the persistence of the bureaucratic rule is demonstrated in simulated organizations with different succession rules. In addition, it appeared that when the least powerful member of the organization was assigned to a vacant high power position, members' feelings of injustice were stronger in conditions in which the succession rule had been violated but interestingly, these feelings were not dependent on members' own positions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 15 May 2009 19:35
Last Modified: 15 May 2009 19:35
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18850 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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