Leader-member relationship: The mediation and moderation effects of person-environment fit in a Chinese culture

Aichia Chuang, Chi-Tai Shen

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Abstract

With a focus on Chinese culture, this study investigated (1) the mediation effect of person-supervisor fit on the relationship between leader-member relationships (leader-member exchange and guanxi) and employee outcomes (organizational commitment, supervisory commitment, and intent to quit), (2) the comparative effects of leader-member exchange and guanxi on person-supervisor fit and outcomes, and (3) the moderation effect of person-organization fit on the relationship between person-supervisor fit and employee outcomes. The results show that person-supervisor fit served as a mediator between leader-member exchange/guanxi and employee outcomes. Besides, the predictive effect of guanxi on supervisory commitment was higher than that on organizational commitment. However, compared with guanxi, LMX had a stronger effect on person-supervisor fit. At last, this study also found that person-organization fit moderated the effect of person-supervisor fit on employee¡s intent to leave.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationThe Questions We Ask, AOM 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Aug 82008 Aug 13

Other

Other68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period08-08-0808-08-13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Chuang, A., & Shen, C-T. (2008). Leader-member relationship: The mediation and moderation effects of person-environment fit in a Chinese culture. In Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting: The Questions We Ask, AOM 2008