Abstract

This study investigated the mechanisms that facilitate information sharing, specifically, how leader personality may affect leader-employee relationship quality and employee information sharing behavior. Those who share information with their leaders and coworkers contribute more to their team and improve performance on an individual, team, and organizational level (Wang & Noe, 2010). This research examines the relationships between leader personality, employee perceived leader-member exchange quality, and employee information sharing. Responses (n = 81) from undergraduate students who work at least 20 hours a week were used in study analyses. Surveys used to collect data for this study covered employee perception of supervisor personality, leader-member exchange, and information sharing with supervisors. Findings showed that more agreeable and extroverted supervisors are more likely to have employees who engage in information sharing. A finding unique to this study is the support for mediation via employee perceived LMX, where LMX partially explained the relationship between employee perceived supervisor personality and employee-supervisor information sharing.

Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Jex, Steve

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008308

Language

English

Release Date

December 2020

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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