Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 113-120
The Effect of Employee Engagement on the Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange and Innovative Work Behaviour in Kenya
Kanake Mercy Kananu, Department of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Kemboi Ambrose, Department of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Tenai Joel, Department of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Received: May 5, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 8, 2020;       Published: Jun. 20, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20200503.11      View  33      Downloads  32
Abstract
This paper aimed to explore the mediating effect of employee engagement on the relationship between Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) on Innovative Work Behaviour (IWB) within Manufacturing Firms in Kenya. The study was based on a quantitative approach and a cross-sectional survey design. Data were collected using self-administered, closed-ended questionnaire using stratified and systematic sampling techniques from a sample size of 470 respondents from a population of 9915 employees drawn from manufacturing firms in Kenya. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) vs 23 software and hypotheses tested using Hayes (2018) Process Macro v. 3.2 (Model 4). The findings revealed that leader-member exchange has positive statistical significant effect on employee engagement, which in turn has a positive significant effect on Innovative Work Behaviour. The findings further showed a partial mediating effect of employee engagement on the relationship between Leader-Member Exchange and Innovative Work Behaviour. This study contributes to knowledge by providing insight into the predictor of employee Innovative Work Behaviour. The study potentially acts as an avenue through which managers can build on employee engagement and their exchange with employees’ to boost Innovative Work Behavior.
Keywords
Employee Engagement, Innovative Work Behavior, Leader-Member Exchange, Manufacturing Firms
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Kanake Mercy Kananu, Kemboi Ambrose, Tenai Joel, The Effect of Employee Engagement on the Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange and Innovative Work Behaviour in Kenya, Journal of Business and Economic Development. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 113-120. doi: 10.11648/j.jbed.20200503.11
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