Benevolent leadership and follower performance: The mediating role of leader-member exchange (LMX)

Chi Hong Simon Chan, Wai ming Mak

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Abstract

This study examines leader-member exchange (LMX) as a mediator of the relationship between benevolent leadership and follower task performance and extra-role performance. Using a sample of 223 leader-member dyads in a nonprofit organization in the People's Republic of China, results indicate that benevolent leadership and LMX are positively related to follower task performance and organizational citizenship behavior towards the organization (OCBO). Findings also support that LMX partially mediates the relationship between benevolent leadership and follower task performance as well as fully mediates the relationship between benevolent leadership and OCBO. Implications for the theory and practice of leadership in Asia are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-301
Number of pages17
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Benevolent leadership
  • Extra-role performance
  • Leader-member exchange (LMX)
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Task performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management

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