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.