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Running head: Leader-member exchange at Lee Mental Health 1 Leader-Member Exchange, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intentions at Lee Mental Health Brendan O’Neal, BA Hodges University MAN 5226 07:25:55 Dr. Forrer
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Running head: Leader-member exchange at Lee Mental Health 2 Leader-Member Exchange, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intentions at Lee Mental Health Leader-Member Exchange, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intentions at Lee Mental Health The research contained within will be conducted at Lee Mental Health, Inc. It will be based on the results from three surveys that are conducted that measure leader-member exchange, organizational satisfaction, and likelihood of turnover at Lee Mental Health, Inc. Lee Mental Health is the primary public provider of substance abuse and mental health services in Lee County and is a sizeable organization of more than 300 employees that is constantly struggling between growth and over- extending services due to a growing need, confined by very restricted and limited resources and limited funding. Funding comes from several sources, to include state dollars, federal dollars, and private donations. Federal and state funding is partly determined by the number of individuals served. The population of Lee County, Florida is continually growing; with a growing population comes an exponentially growing need for mental health and substance abuse services. In 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Census reported that the population in Lee County as 440,888. In 2008 it was estimated to be 623,725; the population is projected to grow in the coming years. The research will focus on the relationship between the leader and the subordinate, the subordinate’s organizational commitment, and what factors may influence the level of the subordinate’s commitment. The purpose of the research is to determine what factors require improvement in order to ameliorate the leader-member relationship and enhance employee retention at Lee Mental Health, Inc. In organizational research, the relationship between leaders and members is referred to as LMX and may be referred to as such in the remainder of this paper. The purpose of this research paper is to examine the leadership environment of Lee Mental Health, Inc., Lee County’s sole provider of community mental health services. Services of the organization include assessment, intervention, medication management, therapy, crisis stabilization, and case management. To coordinate these services, there must be relationships between departments and disciplines within the
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Running head: Leader-member exchange at Lee Mental Health 3 organization. These relationships are a product of contact between the individuals within them and their leaders; these relationships are between disciplines within the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment providers with a common goal of serving the client. There are many difficulties in coordinating the disciplines in order to meet the common goal due to the differing needs of the
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course MAN 5226 taught by Professor Kest during the Spring '10 term at Hodges University.

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