Leader Member Exchange Differentiation affect on Task Performance of Out- Group Employee: A Sequential Mediated Model
The current study was conducted with the aim to identify the impact of Leader Member Exchange Differentiation on Task performance of the followers with the sequential mediation of Admiration and positive form of envy i.e. Benign Envy. It is the covering the important element of leader member dyads specifically the members categorized as the out-group. Positivism research philosophy was adopted, followed by deductive approach. Survey method was used and sample was collected from the public sector universities. 219 sample was collected and used to test the results by using purposive sampling techniques. SEM techniques were applied to test the sequential mediation followed through structured and path model. The results suggested that there is a negative but significant relationship between Leader Member Exchange differentiation and Admiration. However, Benign Envy have positive significant relationship with task performance of out- group employees. The research reported some interesting future research areas to record the overall impact of LMXD on positive and negative behavior of followers.
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