An empirical assessment of the role of organizational citizenship behavior in explaining academic success: Some evidence from East Malaysian sample

Ang, Magdalene Chooi Hwa and Ramayah, T. (2010) An empirical assessment of the role of organizational citizenship behavior in explaining academic success: Some evidence from East Malaysian sample. Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business, 12 (1). pp. 55-74. ISSN 1411-1128

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Management researchers have consistently reported the significant role of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in predicting individual success in organizational settings. This topic, however, has been largely ignored in the business education environment. Given the demonstrable benefits of OCB enactment in terms of influencing performance evaluations and organizational rewards, we emphasize the importance of examining the role of OCB in predicting student performance and their eventual career success. This endeavor holds important implications for students who are on the threshold of entering the industry. Using a self-administered questionnaire, we collected data from a total of 177 undergraduate students from two different schools in a Malaysian public university. Analysis reveals that of the three distinct dimensions of OCB, only one (consisting of altruism and courtesy items) has influences on both measures of student performance (i.e., productivity and cumulative grade point average). Implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Academic success, East Malaysia, Organizational citizenship behavior
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:SCHOOL > Labuan School of International Business and Finance
ID Code:4043
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:30 Apr 2012 16:58
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 10:29

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