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One Member, Two Leaders: Extending Leader- Member Exchange Theory to a Dual Leadership Context

One Member, Two Leaders: Extending Leader- Member Exchange Theory to a Dual Leadership Context

dc.contributor.author Erdogan, Berrin (Portland State University)
dc.contributor.author Vidyarthi, Prajya R. (University of Texas at El Paso)
dc.contributor.author Anand, Smriti (Illinois Institute of Technology)
dc.contributor.author Liden, Robert C. (University of Illinois at Chicago)
dc.contributor.author Chaudhry, Anjali
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T20:35:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T20:35:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other BDS en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10969/1067
dc.description.abstract In this study, we develop and test a model that extends leader–member exchange (LMX) theory to a dual leadership context. Drawing upon relative deprivation theory, we assert that when employees work for 2 leaders, each relationship exists within the context of the other relationship. Thus, the level of alignment or misalignment between the 2 relationships has implications for employees’ job satisfaction and voluntary turnover. Employing polynomial regression on time-lagged data gathered from 159 information technology consultants nested in 26 client projects, we found that employee outcomes are affected by the quality of the relationship with both agency and client leaders, such that the degree of alignment between the 2 LMXs explained variance in outcomes beyond that explained by both LMXs. Results also revealed that a lack of alignment in the 2 LMXs led to asymmetric effects on outcomes, such that the relationship with agency leader mattered more than the relationship with one’s client leader. Finally, frequency of communication with the agency leader determined the degree to which agency LMX affected job satisfaction in the low client LMX condition. en_US
dc.subject.other Leader–member exchange en_US
dc.subject.other relative deprivation theory en_US
dc.subject.other job satisfaction en_US
dc.subject.other voluntary turnover en_US
dc.subject.other dual reporting relationships en_US
dc.title One Member, Two Leaders: Extending Leader- Member Exchange Theory to a Dual Leadership Context en_US
dc.description.version Article originally published in Journal of Applied Psychology 99(3), 2014, p. 468-483. DOI: 10.1037/a0035466. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. en_US

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