For decades, scholars have studied leader–member exchange (LMX) relationships to understand and explain the effects of leadership on follower attitudes and performance outcomes within work settings. One available instrument to measure these aspects is the LMX-7 scale. This measurement has been widely used in empirical studies, but its psychometric properties have been poorly explored. The aim of this study was to test the psychometric characteristics (content, structural and construct validity, and reliability) of the Italian version of the LMX-7 scale and to support its cultural adaptation. We used a cross-sectional multi-center design. The forward–backward translation process was used to develop the Italian version of the scale. The scale was administered through an online survey to 837 nurses and nurse managers working in different settings. The factorial structure was tested using both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses (EFA and CFA), and reliability was evaluated using Cronbach’s alpha. For the construct validity, we used hypothesis testing and differentiation by known groups. The Italian version of the LMX-7 scale presented one dimension. All the psychometric tests performed confirmed its validity and suggested its usefulness for future research.

Lommi M., Notarnicola I., Caruso R., Iacorossi L., Gambalunga F., Sabatino L., et al. (2023). Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Leader Member Exchange Scale (LMX-7): A Validation Study. HEALTHCARE, 11(13) [10.3390/healthcare11131957].

Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Leader Member Exchange Scale (LMX-7): A Validation Study

Latina R.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

For decades, scholars have studied leader–member exchange (LMX) relationships to understand and explain the effects of leadership on follower attitudes and performance outcomes within work settings. One available instrument to measure these aspects is the LMX-7 scale. This measurement has been widely used in empirical studies, but its psychometric properties have been poorly explored. The aim of this study was to test the psychometric characteristics (content, structural and construct validity, and reliability) of the Italian version of the LMX-7 scale and to support its cultural adaptation. We used a cross-sectional multi-center design. The forward–backward translation process was used to develop the Italian version of the scale. The scale was administered through an online survey to 837 nurses and nurse managers working in different settings. The factorial structure was tested using both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses (EFA and CFA), and reliability was evaluated using Cronbach’s alpha. For the construct validity, we used hypothesis testing and differentiation by known groups. The Italian version of the LMX-7 scale presented one dimension. All the psychometric tests performed confirmed its validity and suggested its usefulness for future research.
2023
Settore MED/45 - Scienze Infermieristiche Generali, Cliniche E Pediatriche
Lommi M., Notarnicola I., Caruso R., Iacorossi L., Gambalunga F., Sabatino L., et al. (2023). Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Leader Member Exchange Scale (LMX-7): A Validation Study. HEALTHCARE, 11(13) [10.3390/healthcare11131957].
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