Category: Citizenship Behavior

When Helping Hurts: The Dark Side of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Work-Life Balance
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (AUG 2010)
Article: Citizenship under pressure: What’s a good soldier to do?
Author: M. C. Bolino, W. H. Turnley, J. B. Gilstrap, & M. M. Sauzo
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Thank you! Why do these two words mean so much?

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Work Environment
Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Article: A little thanks goes a long way: Explaining why gratitude expressions motivate prosocial behavior (JUN 2010)
Author: A. M. Grant, and F. Gino
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

What Does Organizational Tenure Really Buy You?

Topic: Citizenship Behaviors, Counter-Productive Work Behavior, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Management (SEP) Article: Organizational tenure and job performance Authors: T.W.H. Ng and D.C. Feldman Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger It is often intuited that employees who remain in an organization longer gain more knowledge of their job and the organization and thus perform at a higher level than employees

Organizational Citizenship: more than a matter of “scratching backs

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Fairness
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Paying you back or paying me forward: Understanding rewarded and unrewarded organizational citizenship behavior
Authors: M.A. Korsgaard, B.M. Meglino, S.W. Lester, & S.S. Jeong
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

Leading Employees by Involving Them Leads to Results

Topic: Leadership, Job Performance, Citizenship Behavior Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (JAN 2010) Article: Does participative leadership enhance work performance by inducing empowerment or trust? The differential effects on managerial and non-managerial subordinates Authors: X. Huang, J. Iun, A. Liu, and Y. Gong Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Isn’t it nice when

Is it Fair to Include “Citizenship” in Performance Appraisals?

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Performance Appraisal Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (DEC 2009) Article: Organizational citizenship behavior in performance evaluations: Distributive justice or injustice Authors: S.K., Johnson, C.L. Holladay, & M.A. Quinones Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCBs) are volitional work behaviors that go above and beyond the call of

Organizational Citizenship: Lend a Hand and Look Good Doing It

Topic: Citizenship Behavior Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JUL 2009) Article: Good soldiers and good actors: Prosocial and impression management motives as interactive predictors of affiliative citizenship behaviors Authors: A. M. Grant, D. M. Mayer Reviewed By: Sarah Teague In recent years, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) have received considerable attention

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Stress at Work

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Counterproductive Work Behaviors Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (NOV 2009) Article: Can “good” stressors spark “bad” behaviors? The mediating role of emotions in links of challenge and hindrance stressors with citizenship and counter productive behaviors Authors: J.B. Rodell, T.A. Judge Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Research suggests that stress

In the Mood for an OCB

Topic: Citizenship Behaviors, Workplace Deviance Publication: Academy of Management Journal (OCT 2009) Article: A within-person approach to work behavior and performance: Concurrent and lagged citizenship-counterproductivity associations, and dynamic relationships with affect and overall job performance. Authors: R.S. Dalal, H. Lam, H.M. Weiss, E.R. Welch, C.L. Hulin Reviewed By: Katie Bachman If

Tell Your Boss to Get Off the Web and Back to Work

Topic: Citizenship, Counter-Productive Work Behaior Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior Article:  On Cyberslacking: Workplace Status and Personal Internet Use at Work.   Blogger: Lit Digger Does your boss check his personal email or read websites featuring non-work-related information (such as the news or online shopping) more often than you? It’s likely according to the findings of Garrett and Danziger (2008). By conducting a phone survey (n=1,024), these researchers found