Leader-member exchange in a Chinese context: antecedents, outcomes and mediating role of psychological empowerment

Samuel Aryee, Zhen X. Chen

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Abstract

This study examines organizational antecedents of LMX and the mediating influence of empowerment on the relationships between LMX and the work outcomes of job satisfaction, task performance and psychological withdrawal behavior. Data were obtained from employees of a listed Chinese company in Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. The results revealed that: (a) supervisor control of rewards and work unit climate were related to LMX and (b) empowerment fully mediated the relationship between LMX and the work outcomes as hypothesized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-801
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • leader–member exchange
  • mediator
  • psychological empowerment work outcomes

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