Kim, M., Beehr, T. A., & Rai, A. (2022). Interactional justice and cognitive rumination explain effects of empowering leadership on home life. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-29.

Based on conservation of resources theory, the present studyexamines a serial mediation model in which empowering leadership predicts thenature of work-home interfaces via cognitive states and processes(interactional justice and work rumination). Two waves of data with aone-month interval were obtained from 195 full-time Korean employees.Structural equation modeling assessed mediation, first by two forms ofinteractional justice (interpersonal and informational) and then by two formsof work rumination (positive and negative). The results generally supportedthe mediation model showing that empowering leaders helped subordinates’work-home enrichment, because they enhanced both interpersonal andinformational justice, resulting in positive rumination about their workexperiences. Empowering leaders also helped reduce subordinates’ work-homeconflict through enhancing informational justice, which made employeesruminate less about negative aspects of work during off-job time. Testingalternative models that added more direct paths did not improve model fit.Overall, the study contributed to understanding the underlying cognitivemechanisms explaining the effect of empowering leadership on work-homespillover.