A multi-level analysis of team climate and interpersonal exchange relationships at work

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Title A multi-level analysis of team climate and interpersonal exchange relationships at work
Author Tse, Herman Ho Man; Dasborough, Marie T.; Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Journal Name The Leadership Quarterly
Year Published 2008
Place of publication USA
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract This paper seeks to advance research on interpersonal exchange relationships between supervisors, subordinates, and coworkers at work by integrating social exchange, workplace friendship, and climate research to develop a multi-level model. We tested the model using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) with data obtained from a sample of 215 manager–employee dyads working in 36 teams. At the individual level, leader–member exchange (LMX) was found to be related to workplace friendship. Further, workplace friendship was positively related to team–member exchange (TMX) and mediated the LMX–TMX relationship. At the team level, HLM results indicated that the relationship between LMX and workplace friendship was moderated by affective climate. These findings suggest that high-quality LMX relationships are associated with enhanced workplace friendship between employees, especially when the affective climate is strong.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2008.01.005
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 19
Issue Number 2
Page from 195
Page to 211
ISSN 1048-9843
Date Accessioned 2010-02-23
Date Available 2012-02-10T02:04:48Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Organisational Behaviour
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29016
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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