ERIC Number: EJ1138765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Examining the Relationship between Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Objective Performance within Higher Education: An Exploratory Empirical Study
Peterson, Tim O.; Aikens, Shontarius D.
Journal of Leadership Education, v16 n2 p109-128 Apr 2017
While the common suggestion in leader-member exchange (LMX) research is that there is a strong relationship between LMX and performance, a closer look at these studies reveal that the performance measures in the majority of studies are primarily subjective in nature such as performance reviews. Relatively few studies examine the LMX-objective performance (OP) relationship. The findings from those studies are not consistent subjective performance studies. While most LMX studies are conducted in a work environment, this paper adds to the literature by examining this in a higher education. The findings indicated a significantly positive regression coefficient between Professional Respect and midterm grades. Based on the results, the authors introduce the idea of the "peer leader effect" and discussed the development of peer leaders.
Descriptors: Leadership, Performance, Grades (Scholastic), Hypothesis Testing, Power Structure, Peer Relationship, Grade Point Average, Correlation, Student Leadership, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Factor Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Significance
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A