Journal article

Conflict, justice, and inequality: Why perceptions of leader–member exchange differentiation hurt performance in teams

D Choi, ML Kraimer, SE Seibert

Journal of Organizational Behavior | Wiley | Published : 2020


To better understand why leader–member exchange (LMX) differentiation in teams may be detrimental to individual and team performance, we propose that team members' perception of LMX differentiation (PLMXD) is more important than statistical measures of LMX differentiation. Specifically, we hypothesize a multilevel model in which relationship conflict and procedural justice (climate) mediate the relationships of individual and collective PLMXDs with individual and team performance, respectively. Using a sample of 235 individuals in 53 teams, we found that individual PLMXD was negatively related to individual performance through relationship conflict perceptions, controlling for LMX. At the te..

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