Transformational leadership and turnover: the roles of LMX and organizational commitment

Herman H.M. Tse, Wing Lam

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In this study, we developed a social exchange model to explicate the psychological process in which transformational leadership influences followers¡ withdrawal cognitions and their actual turnover over a 1-year period. The model was tested using a sample of 490 full-employees from a large telecommunication company in China. Hierarchical regression results provide support for the hypothesized model whereby transformational leadership influenced followers¡ withdrawal cognitions through the differential mediating effects of leader-member exchange (LMX), organizational commitment. Logistic regression results also support the model of transformational leadership and actual turnover behavior over time. Implications of our model for theory and practice are discussed and future research directions are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2008 - Anaheim, United States of America
Duration: 8 Aug 200813 Aug 2008
Conference number: 68th


ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2008
Abbreviated titleAoM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
OtherOn behalf of the many members and staff who have worked extremely hard to organize this year’s meeting, we welcome you to Anaheim for the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
As a professional association of approximately 18,000 members from 102 nations, the Academy of Management is dedicated to creating, applying and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. The annual meeting provides a special opportunity for the Academy community to come together to share knowledge and experiences, to create and renew friendships and professional rela- tions, and to replenish and further develop our careers.
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  • LMX
  • Transformational leadership
  • Turnover

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