The role of leader-member exchanges in mediating the relationship between locus of control and work reactions

R. Martin, G. Thomas, K. Charles, O. Epitropaki, R. McNamara

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Abstract

The relationship between locus of control, the quality of exchanges between subordinates and leaders (LMX), and a variety of work-related reactions (intrinsic/extrinsic job satisfaction, work-related well-being, and organizational commitment) are examined. It was predicted that people with an internal locus of control develop better quality relations with their manager and this, in turn, results in more favourable work-related reactions. Results from two different samples (N=404, and N=51) supported this prediction, and also showed that LMX either fully, or partially, mediated the relationship between locus of control and all the work-related reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • locus of control
  • quality of exchanges
  • subordinates and leaders
  • LMX
  • work-related reactions
  • job satisfaction
  • work-related well-being
  • organizational commitment
  • internal locus
  • quality relations
  • manager

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