Two of a Kind? Leader–Member Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: The Moderating Role of Leader–Member Similarity
Article first published online: 14 JAN 2010
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 40, Issue 1, pages 167–181, January 2010
How to Cite
Waismel-Manor, R., Tziner, A., Berger, E. and Dikstein, E. (2010), Two of a Kind? Leader–Member Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: The Moderating Role of Leader–Member Similarity. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40: 167–181. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00568.x
- Issue published online: 14 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 14 JAN 2010
This study investigates the role of similarity in ethnic origin between supervisor and employee as a potential moderator between subordinates' leader–member exchange (LMX) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). The results support the interaction effect of supervisor–subordinate ethnic differences with LMX and OCB. As hypothesized, OCB was positively related to LMX for both ethnically similar and dissimilar dyads, but the relationship was strongest for similar dyads.