International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Mediating Effect of Organizational Commitment in the Organizational Culture, Leadership and Organizational Justice Relationship with Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Study of Academicians in Private Higher Learning Institutions in Malaysia.
Sofiah Kadar Khan, Mohd Zabid Abdul Rashid

Organ( 1988 ) defined organization citizenship behavior (OCB) as the individual’s behavior that is discretionary, not directly or explicitly recognized by the formal reward system and that in the aggregate promotes the effective functioning of the organization. There has been numerous studies performed on organizational citizenship behavior and antecedents of this behavior were explored since this behavior contributes to the effective functioning of an organization. The positive contribution of OCB to organizational performance is widely accepted by literature ( Podsakoff and MacKenzie, 1994,1997 ; Podsakoff et al., 2000).). Indeed this behaviors have been described by the service literature as being essential for achieving superior returns.There has been a significant correlation in literature between the relationships of organizational culture, leadership style and organizational justice. This research intends to further explore whether the relationship among all this constructs .Organizational commitment is a mediator and the research intends to explore its role in encouraging the exhibition of organizational citizenship behavior among academicians in private universities in Malaysia. The relevant hypotheses have been developed and further testing on its relationship will be conducted in order to investigate its impact on organizational citizenship behavior to investigate as to whether the independent variables are able to encourage the exhibition of citizenship behavior. This study will provide guidelines to help universities to further understand how to encourage organization citizenship behavior among academicians.

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