An Organizational Attachment Model: LMX-Social Comparison, Job Embeddedness and Psychological Ownership

Saul Valdiviezo, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between employees’ comparisons of relationship quality with their leader (LMXSC) and attitudinal workplace outcomes. Building on the theoretical principle of LMXSC, I postulate that job embeddedness mediates the relationship between perceived relationship quality and psychological ownership. Additionally, I examine the effects of overall organizational justice to understand how environmental variables impact our attachment model. Our results indicate that LMXSC is an important determinant of psychological ownership and job satisfaction and that job embeddedness mediates these relationships. I examine the proposed model with 471 employees from 37 organizations. The results show partial support for the proposed theoretical model. Theoretical contributions, implication for practitioners and future directions are offered.^

Subject Area

Management

Recommended Citation

Valdiviezo, Saul, "An Organizational Attachment Model: LMX-Social Comparison, Job Embeddedness and Psychological Ownership" (2017). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10619643.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10619643

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