Review Questions

  1. What researchers are most associated with leader-member exchange theory?
  2. Explain the differences between in-groups and out-groups.
  3. How did the focus of research change from early research studies to the later studies?
  4. What were the findings of the Gerstner and Day (1997) meta-analysis?
  5. What support is there for the validity of the LMX 7 Questionnaire?
  6. Explain the concept of leadership making, including each phase.
  7. What strategy do researchers typically use to evaluate leader-member exchanges?
  8. Explain how leader-member exchange theory works, both descriptively and prescriptively.
  9. What is the relationship between LMX and employee energy and creativity?
  10. What are strengths of leader-member exchange theory?
  11. What are criticisms of leader-member exchange theory?
  12. How can LMX be applied to different levels of an organization?