Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Psychosocial Factors at Work Among Healthcare Professionals
Journal article, 2014

Aim: The study aims to examine the associations between leader–member exchange (LMX) and psychosocial factors at work. Methods: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was undertaken at four units in two not-for-profit hospitals in southwestern Sweden. The study sample included 240 employees. Results: Significant correlations were found between LMX items and most of the psychosocial domains and dimensions. The strongest correlations were found between the LMX item affect and rewards/recognition, role clarity and predictability, and the LMX item loyalty and rewards/recognition. In sum, high-quality LMX was associated with good psychosocial work conditions experienced by the employees. Conclusions: The results support possible ways for managers and employees to strengthen their relationships and this may in turn lead to more sustainable systems in health care.


Healthcare Professionals




Jan Johansson Hanse

University of Gothenburg

Ulrika Ny Harlin

Caroline Jarebrant

University of Gothenburg

Kerstin Ulin

University of Gothenburg

Jörgen Winkel

University of Gothenburg

Journal of Nursing and Care

2167-1168 (ISSN)

Vol. 3 5

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Work Sciences

Applied Psychology

Health Sciences

Environmental Health and Occupational Health



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