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

Tse, Herman H. M., Ashkanasy, Neal M. and Dasborough, Marie T. (2012) Relative leader-member exchange, negative affectivity and social identification: A moderated-mediation examination. Leadership Quarterly, 23 3: 354-366. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.08.009

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Author Tse, Herman H. M.
Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Dasborough, Marie T.
Title Relative leader-member exchange, negative affectivity and social identification: A moderated-mediation examination
Journal name Leadership Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1048-9843
1873-3409
Publication date 2012-06
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.08.009
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 354
End page 366
Total pages 13
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2012
Language eng
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.
Keyword Relative leader–member exchange (RLMX)
Negative affectivity (NA)
Social identification
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 17 September 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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