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The mediating role of perceived cooperative communication in the relationship between interpersonal exchange relationships and perceived group cohesion


Abu Bakar, Hassan and Sheer, Vivian C. (2013) The mediating role of perceived cooperative communication in the relationship between interpersonal exchange relationships and perceived group cohesion. Management Communication Quarterly, 27 (3). pp. 443-465. ISSN 0893-3189

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Abstract

This study develops a multi-level model to advance research on interpersonal exchange relationships among supervisors, subordinates and coworkers by integrating leader-member exchange (LMX), team-member exchange (TMX), and perceived cooperative communication.The model was tested by using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) with data obtained from a sample of 375 manager-employee dyads working in 48 groups in Malaysia.At the individual level, LMX was found to be related to TMX; at the team level, the relationship between the LMX-perceived cohesion link and the TMX-perceived cohesion link was mediated by perceived cooperative communication.These findings validated the proposed model and, in particular, the central role of communication in leader-member exchange processes in workgroups is empirically confirmed.Practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leader–member exchange, team–member exchange, cooperative communication, group cohesion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Hassan Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 03:10
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2014 03:10
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10645

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