Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Leader Member Exchange (LMX) theory has emerged as one of the most prominent leadership theories over the last thirty years. Scholars found that subordinates with elevated levels of LMX experience higher degrees of job satisfaction and work motivation, experience lower levels of burnout and turnover intentions, and demonstrate stronger contextual and focal job performance. Yet the work outcomes for supervisors have not been heavily researched. Scholars assume, but have not demonstrated, that supervisors gain cognitive and affective benefits beyond job performance from their relationships with subordinates. These benefits are crucial because they are common to social exchange and differentiate supervisor/subordinate work relationships. Additionally, how supervisors gain these benefits is an important consideration. In this dissertation, I study some of the benefits supervisors receive from LMX relationships with subordinates and examine how those benefits are gained.
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Muldoon, Jeffrey, "Leader Benefits: Exploring How Leaders Benefit from LMX" (2014). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 1021.
Richardson, Hettie A.