The Mediating Role of Perceived Cooperative Communication in the Relationship between Interpersonal Exchange Relationships and Perceived Group Cohesion

Hassan Abu Bakar*, Vivian C SHEER

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

29 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-465
Number of pages23
JournalManagement Communication Quarterly
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management

User-Defined Keywords

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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Mediating Role of Perceived Cooperative Communication in the Relationship between Interpersonal Exchange Relationships and Perceived Group Cohesion'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this