RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE AND JOB SATISFACTION WITH MEDIATING ROLE OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION

Abstract

Author(s): Esin CEYLAN, Vasfi KAHYA

Businesses, as social systems, are affected by economic, political, social and technological developments that occur over time. In this context, enterprises have to adapt to developments in order to maintain their survival. Nowadays, learning provides an important support in adapting to changes. The continuity of success in business is only possible by making learning a life style. In addition, employee satisfaction is another key to business success. Satisfaction of employees in a business plays an important role in achieving the objectives of the business. However, the relationship between employees and managers within the enterprise is also an effective variable in business success. The individual success of the employees is an indicator of the success of the company. The aim of this study is to determine whether the learning organization variable has a mediating role in the effect of leader-member exchange (LMX) on job satisfaction. The scale developed by Liden and Maslyn (1998) was used to determine the leader-member exchange. For job satisfaction, Chen et al. (2009) and the Turkish version of Turunç and Çelik (2012) was used. For the learning organization variable, items adapted from Turkish by Sar??ahin (2013) taken by the original Questionnaire of the Dimensions of The Learning Organization were used. The study was carried out with the participation of employees in two different enterprises operating in the textile sector. According to the results, it was concluded that learning organization variable plays an intermediary role in job satisfaction and leader member interaction.

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