LMX and Subordinate Political Skill: Direct and Interactive Effects on Turnover Intentions and Job Satisfaction
Article first published online: 1 OCT 2009
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 39, Issue 10, pages 2373–2395, October 2009
How to Cite
Harris, K. J., Harris, R. B. and Brouer, R. L. (2009), LMX and Subordinate Political Skill: Direct and Interactive Effects on Turnover Intentions and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39: 2373–2395. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00530.x
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 1 OCT 2009
Previous research has demonstrated a positive relationship between leader–member exchange (LMX) quality and positive outcomes. However, little is known about how the dispositional variable of subordinate political skill impacts LMX–consequence relationships. Thus, this study investigated this interaction in predicting turnover intentions and job satisfaction. Additionally, we employed a relatively unexamined multidimensional measure of LMX, which could then help to establish the generalizability of outcomes related to LMX. We investigated these hypotheses in a sample of 239 working employees, and found support for the moderating role of subordinate political skill.