The study of mentoring and leader-member exchange (LMX) on organisational commitment among auditors in Malaysia

Leow, Kah Loong * and Khong, Kok Wei * (2009) The study of mentoring and leader-member exchange (LMX) on organisational commitment among auditors in Malaysia. Sunway Academic Journal, 6. pp. 147-172.


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This study examines the relationship and the interaction of mentoring (psychosocial and career) with the four dimensions of LMX (affect, contribution, professional respect, and loyalty) on organisational commitment. Three hypotheses were tested in a study of auditors across Malaysia and who are registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Responses from individual auditors were analysed and participation was voluntary. The findings on direct effects reveal that predictor variables have a positive relationship with affective-normative commitment and only partially supported continuance commitment. The results find that the psychosocial aspects of Mentoring, Reciprocity and Contribution of LMX were positively related to the affective-normative commitment. Continuance commitment was significantly predicted by the contribution of LMX. The results partially supported the interaction effects of the affective-normative and continuance commitment. One implication is that Human Resource Departments should consider mentoring and LMX when encouraging employees to manifest high levels of organisational commitment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leader-member exchange; organisational commitment; auditors; auditing; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Marketing
Depositing User: Administrator Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 09 May 2013 01:21

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