Integrating attachment style, vigor at work, and extra-role performance
Article first published online: 5 JUL 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 464–484, April 2011
How to Cite
Little, L. M., Nelson, D. L., Wallace, J. C. and Johnson, P. D. (2011), Integrating attachment style, vigor at work, and extra-role performance. J. Organiz. Behav., 32: 464–484. doi: 10.1002/job.709
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 5 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 APR 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 25 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Received: 25 MAR 2009
- attachment styles;
- extra-role behavior
This paper presents and tests a model of the impact of secure and insecure attachment styles (secure, counterdependent, and overdependent) on citizenship behavior and workplace deviance behavior through vigor at work. Employees who exhibit secure attachment styles are proposed to exhibit more vigor at work because of more effective use of physical, emotional, and cognitive resources which translates into increased organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) and decreased deviance. Insecurely attached employees are hypothesized to exhibit the opposite pattern. In a sample of 331 repair generalists in a large building facilities and maintenance organization, results indicate that attachment styles indirectly predicted OCBs and deviance through vigor. Implications of these results for attachment style, vigor at work, OCBs, and deviance are discussed. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.