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Visionary Leadership and Organizational Commitment: The Mediating Effect of Leader Member Exchange (LMX)

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K. A. S. Dhammika

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management

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Visionary leadership is one of the leadership aspects which have drawn much attention of researchers over the past years. As a result of this, it has been found that visionary leadership is positively associated with both organizational and employees outcomes. However, most of studies on visionary leadership has presumed a direct casual effect on these outcomes and has relatively neglected the indirect effect of visionary leadership by intervening with other organizational variables. The objective of the present study is to assess the effect of visionary leadership on organizational commitment (OC) with mediating effect of Leader Member Exchange (LMX).100 respondents were selected as the sample of the study using random sampling method. Standard questionnaires measuring visionary leadership, OC and LMX were administered for data collection. Hypotheses were formulated based on the literature review and tested with Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). It was found that there is a positive and significant relationship between visionary leadership and OC. Further, it was revealed that there is a significant indirect effect of LMX on the relationship between visionary leadership and OC. The direct impact of visionary leadership explains the much of variance of OC than the indirect effect through LMX. The implications of findings were discussed and further studies were proposed.


Wayamba Journal of Management 2013 4(1): 1-10
How to Cite: Dhammika, K.A.S., (2016). Visionary Leadership and Organizational Commitment: The Mediating Effect of Leader Member Exchange (LMX). Wayamba Journal of Management. 4(1), pp.1–10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/wjm.v4i1.7452
Published on 22 Jan 2016.
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