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Organizational citizenship behavior, identification, psychological contract and leadership frames : the example of primary school teachers in Taiwan

Nguyen, B, Chang, K, Rowley, C and Japutra, A 2016, 'Organizational citizenship behavior, identification, psychological contract and leadership frames : the example of primary school teachers in Taiwan' , Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 8 (3) , pp. 260-280.

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Purpose (mandatory) The study examines organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) by combining two heterogeneous perspectives, integrating OCB-related factors at work using both personal and organizational perspectives, thus contributing to our knowledge of OCB. . . Design/methodology/approach (mandatory) Two studies are conducted using surveys in Taiwan with a snowball sampling technique to enlarge participation. Study 1 analyzes the relationships between organizational identification, expected psychological contract, perceived psychological contract and OCB. Study 2 analyzes the relationship between OCB and principals’ (or head teachers’) leadership frames. . . Findings (mandatory) Study 1 finds that organizational identification is an antecedent of OCB and that expected psychological contract moderates the organizational identification-OCB relationship. Study 2 finds that the symbolic leadership frame is the only antecedent of OCB and that different leadership frames influence each other in predicting OCB. Expected psychological contract is found to moderate the organizational identification-OCB relationship, indicating that primary school teachers’ with higher levels of expected psychological contract are more likely to demonstrate OCB at school. Interestingly, perceived psychological contract did not demonstrate such a moderating effect. . . Originality/value (mandatory) The study makes three contributions. First, we analyze composite OCB via Identity and Psychological Contract theories (Study 1). Second, we scrutinize specific aspects of OCB via Leader-Member-Exchange and Leadership Frame theories. These aspects include assisting colleagues, job commitment, working morale and non-selfish behavior (Study 2). Third, we increase understanding of primary school teachers' OCB, discussing important implications for school principals and human resource managers as well as perhaps others in similar sectors. . . Key words: Organizational Citizenship Behavior; Leadership; Identification; Psychological Contract; Primary School Teachers; Principals.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 1757-4323
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Professor Kirk Chang
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 08:07
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 09:03

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