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Title: New directions for OCB research: Incorporating the employees' perspective
Keywords: OCB; Self Regulatory Focus; Leadership; Discretionary Behavior
Issue Date: 2-Sep-2008
Source: SANKALP CHATURVEDI (2008-09-02). New directions for OCB research: Incorporating the employees' perspective. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Organizations benefit tremendously when employees go the extra mile to make discretionary contributions: contributions that may directly or indirectly help the organization by enhancing the productivity of coworkers. This dissertation opens up new directions for OCB scholarship by examining the phenomenon from the standpoint of employees in two field studies. In the first study, I examine OCB from the standpoint of approach and avoidance theories of motivation in general, and self regulatory focus theory in particular. My emphasis in this research is on 1) identifying categories of behavior that can be differentiated, have coherence, and have motivational meaning for employees, and 2) addressing the role of individual factors (e.g., self-regulatory focus) and situational factors (e.g., transformational and transactional leadership behavior) as predictors of OCB performance. In the second study, I examine the factors influencing the decision of employees to withhold as well as to proffer OCB contributions.
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