Transformational leadership and turnover: The roles of LMX and organizational commitment

Herman H.M. Tse, Kwok Yee Wing Lam

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In this study, we developed a social exchange model to explicate the psychological process in which transformational leadership influences followers¡ withdrawal cognitions and their actual turnover over a 1-year period. The model was tested using a sample of 490 full-employees from a large telecommunication company in China. Hierarchical regression results provide support for the hypothesized model whereby transformational leadership influenced followers¡ withdrawal cognitions through the differential mediating effects of leader-member exchange (LMX), organizational commitment. Logistic regression results also support the model of transformational leadership and actual turnover behavior over time. Implications of our model for theory and practice are discussed and future research directions are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting: The Questions We Ask, AOM 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 200813 Aug 2008


Conference68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA


  • LMX
  • Transformational leadership
  • Turnover

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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