The effects of LMX on gender discrimination and subjective career success

Research paper by Seul Gi Park, Hee Jung (Annette) Kang, Hyung Ryong Lee, Su Jin Kim

Indexed on: 09 Mar '16Published on: 12 Jan '16Published in: Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources


The objectives of this study are to identify the effects of leader–member exchange (LMX) on employees' perception of gender discrimination and subjective career success and to examine the relationship between gender discrimination and subjective career success. Data was collected from hotel employees in Seoul, South Korea. To accomplish the objectives, structural equation modeling was conducted.The first result was that LMX had a significant positive impact on subjective career success. Second, LMX impacted differently gender discrimination (employment and promotion discrimination, and wage and training discrimination). Third, each gender discrimination factor influenced differently subjective career success. Understanding the relationships among LMX, gender discrimination, and subjective career success can suggest practical solutions for efficient human resource management to hotel managers.