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Committee Members

Suzanne Franco (Committee Member), Jill Lindsey (Committee Chair), Dan Noel (Committee Member)

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Master of Science (MS)


There is an abundance of literature focusing on the relationship between leader-member exchange (LMX) quality and job satisfaction of subordinates. The purpose of this study was to further examine the relationship between the leader-member exchange (LMX) quality and job satisfaction of subordinates as well as introduce the analysis of this relationship for supervisors into the literature. This non-experimental, correlational study focused on the analysis of 22 pairs of supervisor and subordinate LMX and job satisfaction survey responses. The data were analyzed to determine the relationship between: (1) subordinate LMX quality and job satisfaction; (2) supervisor LMX quality and job satisfaction; (3) subordinate and supervisor LMX quality; and (4) subordinate and supervisor job satisfaction. The analyses of these research hypotheses concluded that there is a relationship between LMX quality and job satisfaction in all four conditions.

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Department or Program

Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

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