Open Access Thesis
Date of Award
Marcus W. Dickson
This study evaluates the antecedents and dynamic interplay between leader and follower
levels of leader-member exchange (LMX). Value congruence and dyad contact are specificallylooked at as predictors of both levels of and agreement of LMX. Social work students taking part in a work placement along with their supervisors composed 34 matched dyad pairs and 268 unmatched individuals. Results suggest that both value congruency and dyad contact predict LMX, with dyad contact predicting LMX differentiation. Value congruence displayed incremental validity in predicting LMC beyond dyad contact. Interestingly, these relationships were moderated by leader-follower status, suggesting that followers are much more sensitive to the effects of individual and environmental dyad characteristics.
Thrasher, Greg, "The Impact Of Supervisor-Subordinate Work-Value Congruency On The Development Of Leader-Member Exchange" (2015). Wayne State University Theses. 510.