It was aimed to measure Leader-Member Exchange (LMX). Therefore a multidimensional measure was developed and validated. Item analysis involving 302 working students, followed by construct and criterion-related validation using 249 employees representing two organizations resulted in a multidimensional LMX scale. The results provided support for the affect, loyalty, and contribution dimensions identified by Dienesch and Liden (1986), as well as a fourth dimension, professional respect. The following items are taken from the contribution dimension of LMX used in the addendum of the article.
- I do work for my supervisor that goes beyond what is specified in my job description.
- I am willing to apply extra efforts, beyond those normally required, to meet my supervisor's work goals.
- I do not mind working my hardest for my supervisor.
- Liden/Maslyn (1998): Multidimensionafity of Leader-Member Exchange: An Empirical Assessment through Scale Development. Journal of Management, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 43-72.