Leader-member exchange and upward influence: Interrelationships and successful consequences

Eyran Kraus, Florida International University

Abstract

The relationship between leader-member exchange (LMX) and upward influence was investigated in a field sample of 134 employees in four organizations. These variables were related to three outcome variables comprising an employee's job success: (a) current annual salary, (b) overall job satisfaction, and (c) overall reputational effectiveness. Measures used were the LMX7, revised Influence Tactics Questionnaire, overall job satisfaction, and reputational effectiveness questionnaires. A negative relationship was found between coalitions and upward appeal with quality of LMX. Support was also found for the relationship between quality of LMX and overall job satisfaction. Partial support was found for the relationship between upward influence and success variables. Finally, partial support was found for the addition of quality of LMX above and beyond the control variables and influence tactics in explaining an employee's job success. Avenues for future research are discussed. ^

Subject Area

Business Administration, Management|Psychology, Industrial|Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations

Recommended Citation

Eyran Kraus, "Leader-member exchange and upward influence: Interrelationships and successful consequences" (January 1, 1999). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. Paper AAI1395749.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI1395749

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