Relative leader-member exchange, negative affectivity and social identification: A moderated-mediation examination

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Title Relative leader-member exchange, negative affectivity and social identification: A moderated-mediation examination
Author Tse, Herman Ho Man; Ashkanasy, Neal M.; Dasborough, Marie T.
Journal Name The Leadership Quarterly
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract We argue that leader–member exchange (LMX) standing relative to the LMX relationships of other coworkers (RLMX) in workgroups may influence employees' job performance. Based on social comparison and social identity theories, we develop a moderated-mediation model of the psychological processes linking RLMX and job performance, and test it on a sample of 252 employees and 42 managers working in two large banks. Results of hierarchical regression analyses provide support for the model. We found that RLMX was positively related to social identification after controlling for perceptions of LMX; and also that social identification mediated the relationship between RLMX and job performance. We found further that negative affectivity moderated the relationship between RLMX and social identification which, in turn,also mediated the interactive effect on job performance.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.08.009
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 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 23
Issue Number 3
Page from 354
Page to 366
ISSN 1048-9843
Date Accessioned 2012-02-29
Date Available 2014-06-11T01:14:36Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Organisational Behaviour
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43604
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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