When my supervisor dislikes you more than me: the effect of dissimilarity in leader-member exchange on coworkers' interpersonal emotion and perceived help.

@article{Tse2013WhenMS,
  title={When my supervisor dislikes you more than me: the effect of dissimilarity in leader-member exchange on coworkers' interpersonal emotion and perceived help.},
  author={Herman H. M. Tse and Catherine C. K. Lam and Sandra A Lawrence and Xu Huang},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={974-88}
}
According to balance theory (Heider, 1958), when 2 coworkers develop different levels of leader-member exchange (LMX) relationships with their supervisor, a triadic relational imbalance will arise among the 3 parties that may result in hostile sentiments and poor social interactions between them. This study examines the consequences and psychological… CONTINUE READING