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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. 


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Moideenkutty, U., Blau, G., & Al-Mandhari, A. (2008). Quality of Relationship with Supervisor and Work Exhaustion among Nurses. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 8(3), 275–282. Retrieved from