Leader-member exchange and work-family interactions: The mediating role of self-reported challenge- and hindrance-related stress

Satoris S. Culbertson, Ann H. Huffman, Rachel Alden-Anderson

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The authors examined the relations among 4 components of the leader-member exchange (LMX) relationship (i.e., contribution, affect, loyalty, and professional respect) and the level of work-family conflict and work-family facilitation that an employee experiences. Further, the authors examined the mediating role of challenge- and hindrance-related self-reported stress on relations. In doing this, the authors linked positive and negative aspects of LMX, stressors, work-family conflict, and work-family facilitation. Data from a sample of full-time employed individuals support some hypothesized relations between components of LMX and work-family interactions. Also, results support the mediating role of hindrance-related stress in the relation between (a) the affect and loyalty components of LMX and (b) work-family conflict. The authors discuss the implications and limitations of their findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-36
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009



  • Challenge
  • Hindrance
  • Leader-member exchange
  • Stress
  • Work-family conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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