This study investigates the relationship of managers’ and direct reports’ perceptions of leader-member exchange (LMX) on organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB). LMX was conceptualized as a multi-dimensional construct (Liden & Maslyn, 1998). Multiple regression analysis of data from 107 manager-direct report dyads of human resource development professionals indicated several relationships between LMX and OCB. Analysis indicated direct reports’ engagement in altruism OCB was related to managers’ perceptions of contribution dimension of LMX which accounted for a significant amount of variance above and beyond the control variables (position, organizational and dyad tenure). Additionally, managers’ perception of professional respect dimension of LMX was related to both altruism and generalized compliance OCB. Recommendations for further research are discussed.
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Goertzen, Brent Ph.D.
"Dimensions Leader-Member Exchange: An Examination of Outcomes,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 3:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol3/iss1/5