International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

Dark Side of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB): Testing a Model between OCB, Social Loafing, and Organizational Commitment

The purpose of this study is to contribute to the organizational citizenship behaviour literature by testing a model that combines organizational citizenship, social loafing and organizational commitment. We used structural equation modelling and tested the model by collecting questionnaires from high school teachers and their supervisors. Our findings indicate that, as hypothesized, teachers’ organizational citizenship behaviour towards individuals causes more social loafing by their colleagues, and that the social loafing behaviour of these coworkers results in more social loafing by the teachers themselves. Also, social loafing by co-workers has a negative impact on teachers’ commitment to the school, and their commitment has a negative effect on their own social loafing.

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