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Title: Relational schemas as sources of evaluation and misevaluation of leader-member exchanges : some initial evidence
Authors: Huang, X 
Wright, RP 
Chiu, WCK 
Wang, C
Keywords: Cognitions
Leader-Member exchange
Leadership
Relational schema
Repertory grid
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Leadership quarterly, 2008, v. 19, no. 3, p. 266-282 How to cite?
Journal: Leadership quarterly 
Abstract: We investigated whether dyad members' relational schemas, a cognitive representation of exchange experiences, would affect how leaders and members evaluate and misevaluate the quality of their exchange relationships. Based on data derived from repertory grid technique and two waves of survey data, we found that leaders and members tended to form different relational schemas of their partners. While leaders developed LMX schemas focusing on work-related issues, members' schemas focused more on interpersonal concerns. These findings confirmed that the different schemas employed by each party affect how they stored, retrieved and (mis)evaluated their LMX experiences with each other. Implications for theory and practice, limitations of this study, and future research directions are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7959
ISSN: 1048-9843
EISSN: 1873-3409
DOI: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2008.03.003
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