Abu Bakar, Hassan and Mustaffa, Che Su and Mohamad, Bahtiar
Leader-Member exchange and co-operative communication between group members: Replication of Lee (1997,2001) study on Malaysia respondents.
Human Communication, 10 (3).
This study attempts test the affects of superior-subordinate relationships on group co-operative communication. Based on the Tukey’s HSD multiple comparisons test indicates that there are significant differences in subordinates’ perceptions of cooperative
communication between in-group and out-group; mid-group and out-group; and between mid-group and in-group. This study also reveals that the impact of superior-subordinate
relationships were greater on cooperative communication behavior between group members in Malaysia compared to US respondents. Thus, in a relation-oriented society
like Malaysia, the supervisor may be a more important factor in influencing employee behavior and attitudes at work group than organization as an impersonal entity. The
consequences of these results were elaborated in details.
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