Relationships between LMX and subordinates' feedback-seeking behaviors

Hye Eun Lee, Hee Sun Park, Tai Sik Lee, Dong Wook Lee, Jeffrey Kudisch

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Relationships among subordinates' feedback-seeking strategy preferences, Leader-Member Exchange (LMX), social cost, and source credibility were examined. Employees (N = 134) of civil engineering companies in South Korea completed a questionnaire. Findings showed that LMX quality, social cost, and source credibility either independently or jointly influenced subordinates' feedback-seeking strategy preferences. LMX was positively related to preference for using direct strategies, but not significantly related to preferences for using indirect strategies and for using third-party strategies. As moderators, increases in social cost and source credibility were associated with changes in the relationship between LMX and preference for third-party strategies. More detailed explanations and implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-674
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2007


  • Feedback-seeking strategies
  • Korea
  • Leader-member exchange
  • Social cost
  • Source credibility


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