When Leader-member exchanges make workers happy and innovative: do efforts and rewards act as mediators?

Authors

  • Pascale Desrumaux Université de Lille, PSITEC – Psychologie : Interactions, Temps, Emotions, Cognitions, F-59000 Lille, France.
  • Sabine Pohl Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
  • Eric Dose Université de Lille, PSITEC – Psychologie : Interactions, Temps, Emotions, Cognitions, F-59000 Lille, France.
  • Marc-Eric Bobillier Chaumon Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Paris, Laboratoire CRTD, France

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https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242022000100027

Abstract

Today innovation is considered to be essential for organizational development, and organizations depend increasingly on employees’ efforts to innovate. Drawing on the eudemonic theory of well-being based on the idea of optimal functioning, we look at whether rewards and efforts act as mediators between leader-member exchange (LMX) and two dependent variables: well-being at work and innovative work behaviors (IWB). We examine how LMX is linked to IWB and well-being at work, and we test the mediating effects of workload and rewards in these links. A sample of 179 French workers responded to an online questionnaire. The results indicated that LMX was significantly linked to IWB and psychological well-being at work. The study also found an indirect effect of work rewards between LMX and psychological well-being at work. This mediating role was not found in the relationship between LMX and IWB.

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Published

2022-04-24

How to Cite

Desrumaux, P., Pohl, S. ., Dose, E., & Bobillier Chaumon, M.-E. . (2022). When Leader-member exchanges make workers happy and innovative: do efforts and rewards act as mediators?. Journal of Technology Management &Amp; Innovation, 17(1), 27–37. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242022000100027

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