Quality of relationship with supervisor and work exhaustion among nurses

Unnikammu Moideenkutty*, Gary Blau, Ahmed Al-Mandhari

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Objectives: To study the impact of quality of relationships with supervisors, operationalised as leader-member exchange (LMX), on work exhaustion among nurses working for a hospital in Oman. Methods: Data were collected from 229 nurses using a questionnaire. Results: LMX was found to be a significant negative correlate of work exhaustion directly, as well as beyond the controlled- for correlates of gender, organisation experience, occupation experience, education level, job satisfaction, occupation satisfaction and work interfering with family. Conclusion: A perceived higher quality work relationship with one’s supervisor appears to have a significant impact on reducing perceived work exhaustion among nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-282
Number of pages8
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • Burnout, professional
  • Oman
  • Psychological phenomena and processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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