Title

Linking Leader Member Exchange (LMX) and happiness at work through symbolic interaction theory

Abstract/Description

Drawing on symbolic interaction theory, present study tests LMX and employee happiness at work with mediation of self-esteem and moderation of organizational embeddedness. Authors collected data from FMCG companies from Pakistan that comprised 124 employees. Findings suggest significant relationship between LMX and happiness at work. Follower self-esteem significantly mediated LMX and happiness at work, and organizational embeddedness moderated between LMX and happiness at work. Findings are instrumental for organizational practitioners. Organizational leaders should consider quality LMX interactions with their employees in prevailing global crises. It will improve relationship with team members and boost their self-esteem resulting in happiness at work. Further, organizations should promote such practices, which enhance organizational embeddedness of their employees because it helps to boost workplace happiness.

Track

Management

Session Number/Theme

Session 2B: Leadership and Workplace

Session Chair

Dr. Waheed Umrani, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Start Date/Time

23-6-2022 3:50 PM

End Date/Time

23-6-2022 4:10 PM

Location

Training Room 1, Marriott Hotel, Karachi

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Linking Leader Member Exchange (LMX) and happiness at work through symbolic interaction theory

Training Room 1, Marriott Hotel, Karachi

Drawing on symbolic interaction theory, present study tests LMX and employee happiness at work with mediation of self-esteem and moderation of organizational embeddedness. Authors collected data from FMCG companies from Pakistan that comprised 124 employees. Findings suggest significant relationship between LMX and happiness at work. Follower self-esteem significantly mediated LMX and happiness at work, and organizational embeddedness moderated between LMX and happiness at work. Findings are instrumental for organizational practitioners. Organizational leaders should consider quality LMX interactions with their employees in prevailing global crises. It will improve relationship with team members and boost their self-esteem resulting in happiness at work. Further, organizations should promote such practices, which enhance organizational embeddedness of their employees because it helps to boost workplace happiness.