Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study on Ghanaian and Finnish Industrial Workers

Mohammad Haybatollahi, Ayim Seth Gyekye

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

Recent studies indicate the influence of national cultural values on
Organizational Citizenship Behaviours (OCBs). The current study
investigated citizenship behaviours from a cross-national perspective:
between Ghanaian industrial workers (N = 320) and their Finnish
counterparts (N = 520). Data were collected with Van Dyne, Graham
and Dinesch’s (1994) OCB standardized scale. Because job satisfaction
is regarded as one of the robust predictors of OCB, analyses were
conducted to assess its impact on citizenship behaviours between the
two nations. The relationships between employee demographic factors
and OCB performances were also analysed. T-test and hierarchical
regression analyses were used to test two hypotheses and a research
question. Results revealed statistically significant differences between
the two samples. Contrary to expectations, Finnish workers were more
active in citizenship behaviours than their Ghanaian counterparts.
Job satisfaction was once again confirmed as a robust predictor of
organizational citizenship behaviours. An attempt to empirically validate
the proposition that collectivists would exhibit citizenship behaviours
even in the absence of OCB predictors (e.g., satisfying job conditions)
was not substantiated. The theoretical and practical implications of the
study’s findings are discussed.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiScandinavian Journal of Organizational Psychology
Vuosikerta7
Numero1
Sivut19-32
Sivumäärä14
ISSN1891-473X
TilaJulkaistu - 2015
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Lisätietoja

Haybatollahi, M., & Ayim, S. G. (2015). Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study on Ghanaian and Finnish Industrial Workers. Scandinavian Journal of Organizational Psychology, 7(1).
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