In this article, we develop and empirically test a model of antecedents of organizational counterproductive work behavior (CWB-O) specifying work engagement and emotional exhaustion as mediators of the relationship between leader–member exchange (LMX) and CWB-O. Our results show (a) that the relationship between LMX and organizational CWB-O is partially mediated by work engagement and (b) that the relationship between work engagement and CWB-O is partially mediated by emotional exhaustion. We discuss our findings and their implications for research and practice.
Lebron, Mariana; Tabak, Filiz; Shkoler, Or; and Rabenu, Edna
"Counterproductive Work Behaviors toward Organization and Leader-Member
Exchange: The Mediating Roles of Emotional Exhaustion and Work Engagement,"
Organization Management Journal: Vol. 15:
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarship.shu.edu/omj/vol15/iss4/1