Antecedents of Organizational Citizenship Behavior: The Mediating Role of Leader-member Exchange

조직시민행동의 선행요인에 관한 연구: LMX의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Lee, Ung Hee (Management Support Team, Korea Industrial Complex Corp.) ;
  • Kim, Hye Kyoung (Occupational Education Studies, Oklahoma State University)
  • Received : 2014.11.06
  • Accepted : 2015.01.20
  • Published : 2015.01.28


The main purpose of this study was to find antecedents of organizational citizenship behavior(OCB) and to investigate the mediating role of leader-member exchange(LMX). This study categorized the factors that influence OCB and LMX into individual(distributive and procedural justice), group(transformational leadership and team empowerment), and organizational levels(complexity). A total of 773 cases were used in this study, which were collected in one of industrial complexes. The research participants were any employees who participated in their work by collaborating with their co-workers. This study found that procedural justice, transformational leadership, and team empowerment had positive influences on OCB, and distributive justice, procedural justice, transformational leadership, team empowerment, and complexity significantly influenced LMX. Moreover, LMX played a mediating role in the relationship between each of the five input variables and OCB.


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