Relationship between leader-member exchange and organizational citizenship behaviors: Examining the moderating role of empowerment

Jian An Zhong, Kwok Yee Wing Lam, Ziguang Chen

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This study addresses the moderating role of empowerment on the relationship between leader-member exchange (LMX) quality and subordinates' organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Using hierarchical multilevel analyses, we found that LMX is positively related to OCB. Likewise, we found that team-level empowerment climate is positively related to individual-level feelings of empowerment, which, in turn, positively moderate the positive effect of LMX on OCB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-626
Number of pages18
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011


  • Individual-level feelings of empowerment
  • Leader-member exchange (LMX)
  • Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB)
  • Team-level empowerment climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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