Starting from the Social Exchange Theory, this study tested a theoretical model that examined the mediating role of Leader-Member Exchange in the relationship among two extra-work variables (Work-Family Conflict and Community Embeddedness) and Job Satisfaction. Using structural equation modeling, the relationships among the variables were explored in a sample of 561 health care workers from Italian Hospitals. Although not all the hypotheses were confirmed, findings supported that leaders can be considered an important factor in the mediation between nonwork dimension and job attitudes. Specifically, findings showed that extra-work dimension had a direct effect on the quality of relationship with a leader, which in turn influenced the employee’ job satisfaction. The implications of these findings on future research and organizational practice are discussed.

The Effects of Work-Family Conflict and Community Embeddedness on Employee Satisfaction: The Role of Leader-Member Exchange

PORTOGHESE, IGOR;GALLETTA, MAURA;BATTISTELLI, ADALGISA
2011

Abstract

Starting from the Social Exchange Theory, this study tested a theoretical model that examined the mediating role of Leader-Member Exchange in the relationship among two extra-work variables (Work-Family Conflict and Community Embeddedness) and Job Satisfaction. Using structural equation modeling, the relationships among the variables were explored in a sample of 561 health care workers from Italian Hospitals. Although not all the hypotheses were confirmed, findings supported that leaders can be considered an important factor in the mediation between nonwork dimension and job attitudes. Specifically, findings showed that extra-work dimension had a direct effect on the quality of relationship with a leader, which in turn influenced the employee’ job satisfaction. The implications of these findings on future research and organizational practice are discussed.
Work-Family Conflict, Community embeddedness, Leader-Member Exchange, Job satisfaction
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