A Study of Exchange and Emotions in Team Member Relationships

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Title A Study of Exchange and Emotions in Team Member Relationships
Author Tse, Herman Ho Man; Dasborough, Marie T.
Journal Name Group and Organization Management
Editor Yehuda Baruch
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage
Abstract In this article we aim to generate theory about how individuals perceive their relationships with team members, and their emotional experiences within the team member exchange (TMX) process. Findings from qualitative and quantitative analyses are presented, with data collected from 25 full-time employees working within five teams in two organizations. The qualitative results reveal a variety of exchanges that occur within the team member relationships, including relationship-oriented exchanges and task-oriented exchanges. Team members highlighted the importance of friendship within the team context, and that they experienced positive and negative emotions in response to their TMX relationships. The quantitative results also indicated that positive emotions, rather than negative emotions, were associated with high-quality TMX relationships.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059601106293779
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the 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 33
Issue Number 2
Page from 194
Page to 215
ISSN 1059-6011
Date Accessioned 2010-02-23
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Organisational Behaviour
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36389
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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