Effects of perceptions on LMX and work performance : Effects of supervisors' perception of subordinates' emotional intelligence and subordinates' perception of trust in the supervisor on LMX and, consequently, performance

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Author(s)

  • Ziguang Chen
  • Wing Lam
  • Jian An Zhong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-616
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Abstract

There are few studies on how the perception of supervisors by their subordinates contributes to high-quality leader-member exchange (LMX). We thus propose that the trust perception of supervisors by their subordinates can help explain the development of high-quality LMX. Furthermore, the trust perception may interact with supervisor-rated emotional intelligence to influence the quality of LMX, and, consequently, work performance. Using a longitudinal study on a sample of 285 supervisor-subordinate dyads from a manufacturing firm in China, we found that (1) supervisor-rated emotional intelligence of subordinates (Time 1) positively predicts the quality of LMX (Time 2); (2) this relationship is stronger when subordinates highly trust their supervisors (Time 1); (3) LMX (Time 2) positively predicts work performance (Time 3); and (4) LMX (Time 2) fully mediates the interactive effect of emotional intelligence (Time 1) and trust in the supervisor (Time 1) on work performance (Time 3). © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Research Area(s)

  • China, LMX, Supervisors' perception of subordinates' emotional intelligence, Trust in the supervisor, Work performance

Citation Format(s)

Effects of perceptions on LMX and work performance : Effects of supervisors' perception of subordinates' emotional intelligence and subordinates' perception of trust in the supervisor on LMX and, consequently, performance. / Chen, Ziguang; Lam, Wing; Zhong, Jian An.

In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 29, No. 3, 09.2012, p. 597-616.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review