African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4092

Full Length Research Paper

The mediating effect of the organizational socialization on leader-member relationship and job stress

Jennifer Shu-Jen Lin1*, Shu-Cheng Lin2 and Yi-Fong Lin3
  1Department of Transportation Logistics and Marketing Management, Toko University,Taiwan, R. O. C. 2Department of International Business, Chungyu Institute of Technology, Keelung, Taiwan, R. O. C. 3Graduate Institute of International Business Administration, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, R. O. C.
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  •  Accepted: 21 June 2011
  •  Published: 14 October 2011

Abstract

 

This research aims to verify the mediating effect of organizational socialization on the relationship between leader-member relationship and job stress (physical and psychological health), targeting employees of the top 500 businesses in Taiwan ranked by Business Weekly Magazine in 2010. This research adopted the questionnaire survey method and a total of 303 valid questionnaires were returned. From the analysis, we found the following results: (1) organizational socialization has a mediating effect on the correlation between leader-member relationship and physical health, and (2) organizational socialization has a mediating effect on the correlation between leader-member relationship and psychological health. In conclusion, this research discussed the theoretical and practical connotations of the research results and proposed recommendations for follow-up studies.

 

Key words: Leader-member relationship, organizational socialization, job stress.