Transactional and transformational leadership in the context of perceived organizational justice and its dimensions. Identification of the interdependencies

Paulina Wojciechowska-Dzięcielak, Witold Szumowski


The authors of this article analyzed the phenomenon of the interdependence between transactional/transformational leadership style and perceived organizational justice (and its dimensions). In the first part of the article, the necessity to conduct detailed research on aforementioned subject is presented. Next, a literature review was carried out in order to examine the possibly toothcombing links between organizational justice and transactional/transformational leadership (taking into consideration the multidimensionality of those subjects). Leadership style and perceived organizational justice are linked to many organizational aspects such as organizational citizenship behaviors, work commitment, job satisfaction, knowledge-sharing, willingness to share knowledge, and burnout. The authors of this publication attempted to present research scope as having growth potential for future studies.

Keywords: interdependencies, leadership, perceived organizational justice, transformational leader, transactional leader


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Paulina Wojciechowska-Dzięcielak

The author is a PhD student at the Wroclaw University of Economics and Business in Wrocław (Department of Organization and Management Theory). Her research interests are organizational behavior, in particular perceived organizational justice and employees' attitudes toward the organization. She conducts research with the participation of students and academic staff of Polish and foreign universities, also in the field of the publication effectiveness of university research staff.

Witold Szumowski

The author, possessing a PhD degree in economics, post-doctoral degree in social sciences, is the professor at the University of Economics and Business in Wrocław, Department of Organization and Management Theory, specialized in process management, public administration and human resources. Author of dozens of publications in the field of public management, process management and HRM. He has participated in dozens of national and international projects, both research and consulting ones. Currently, he is implementing projects focused on the issues of HR function implementation models and the use of the concept of good governance in management systems.

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Wojciechowska-Dzięcielak, P. & Szumowski, W. (2021). Transactional and transformational leadership in the context of perceived organizational justice and its dimensions. Identification of the interdependencies. e-mentor, 3(90), 43-52.