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Leader - member exchange and employees' behavior : how does satisfaction with HR practices influence affective commitment and innovative behavior?

Siep, S.M. (2008) Leader - member exchange and employees' behavior : how does satisfaction with HR practices influence affective commitment and innovative behavior?

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Abstract:This study aims to identify and measure variables that could have a possible impact on employees’ work-related outcomes to get a clearer view into the processes that influence employees’ behavior. This work- behavior among other things can be seen as a very important factor for organizations to stay competitive. This study in particular aims to examine the relationships between Leader- member exchange (LMX) on the one hand and affective commitment to the organization and innovative behavior of the employee on the other hand. There have also been tests for a possible moderating effect of employees’ satisfaction with Human Resource (HR) practices that are used by their organizations. Next to LMX affective commitment to the organization, innovative behavior of the employees and the possible moderating effect of satisfaction with the used HR practices, we controlled for age, gender, highest school examination, type of contract, department, martial status and perpetual or temporary engagement. This work is based upon the data of 151 employed people in the technical service sector of 3 organizations with more than 100 employees in West- Germany. There were 46 women and 105 men taking part in the study and the mean age was 25-35 years. The questioned people were averaged employed for about 2-5 years. 146 respondents are German, 4 are Dutch and 1 is Russian. Using the received data it can be seen that LMX is an important predictor for employees’ affective commitment to their organizations and their innovative behavior. In contrast the hypothesized moderating effect of employees’ satisfaction with HR practices on the relation between LMX and affective commitment as well as on the relation between LMX and innovative behavior could not be confirmed.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58813
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