The Influence of Leader-member Exchange (LMX) on Communication Satisfaction and Stress Experienced by Supervisor and Student in Completing Thesis (Study about LMX Theory in the Case of Students Around Final Thesis Completion at FISIP UB)
Keywords:Leader-Member Exchange (LMX), Communication Satisfaction, Stress
The relation between final thesis supervisor and students has been described within the theory of Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) which illustrates the relation between superior and subordinate where superior may treat subordinate differently. Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) may influence communication satisfaction and stress in every individual student. Research aims to analyze the influence of Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) on communication satisfaction and stress experienced by students with the supervisor of final thesis assignment.
Research uses quantitative methodology. Data are collected through questionnaire from 100 students of FISIP at Class of 2008-2010 who are undergoing final thesis. Analysis technique is path analysis. Result indicates that Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) is positively influencing communication satisfaction. Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and communication satisfaction are negatively influential on stress. Finally, Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) is negatively influencing stress but indirectly through communication satisfaction.
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