Title

Predicting Organizational Citizenship Behavior from The Functional Analysis and Role Identity Perspectives: Further Evidence in Spanish Employees

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2010

Keywords

prosocial behavior, role identity, motives, organizational citizenship behavior

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1138741600003851

Abstract

Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is a prosocial activity with similarities to volunteerism. The purpose of this work is to contribute new evidence about the relevance to OCB of two models of sustained volunteerism, functional analysis and role identity theory. A total of 983 Spanish employees at 49 organizations completed surveys measuring amount of OCB, motives for engaging in citizenship behavior, and the degree to which respondents developed an organizational citizen role identity. The results showed that both motives and role identity were significant predictors of OCB, with motive partially mediating the role identity-OCB relationship. The findings suggest that similar mechanisms are involved in sustaining volunteerism and OCB.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Spanish Journal of Psychology, v. 13, issue 1, p. 277-283

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