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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Title

The mediating role of perceived cooperative communication in the relationship between interpersonal exchange relationships and perceived group cohesion

Language

English

Abstract

This study develops a multilevel model to advance research on interpersonal exchange relationships among supervisors, subordinates, and coworkers by integrating leader-member exchange (LMX), team-member exchange (TMX), and perceived cooperative communication. The model was tested by using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) with data obtained from a sample of 375 manager-employee dyads working in 48 groups in Malaysia. At the individual level, LMX was found to be related to TMX; at the team-level, the relationship between the LMX-perceived cohesion link and the TMX-perceived cohesion link was mediated by perceived cooperative communication. These findings validated the proposed model and, in particular, empirically confirmed the central role of communication in LMX processes in workgroups. Practical implications are discussed. © The Author(s) 2013.

Keywords

cooperative communication, group cohesion, leader-member exchange, team-member exchange

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Management Communication Quarterly

Volume

27

Issue

3

Start Page

443

End Page

465

Publisher

SAGE Publications

ISSN (print)

08933189

ISSN (electronic)

15526798

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