We wish to thank Jennifer M. George, Mary Konovsky, and Dennis W. Organ for vetting an earlier draft manuscript.
Expectancy-Based Job Cognitions and Job Affect as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 26, Issue 7, pages 635–651, April 1996
How to Cite
Kemery, E. R., Bedeian, A. G. and Zacur, S. R. (1996), Expectancy-Based Job Cognitions and Job Affect as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26: 635–651. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1996.tb02735.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
This study investigated the importance of expectancy-based job cognitions and job affect (the affective component of job satisfaction) in helping to account for “organizational citizenship behaviors” (OCBs; Organ, 1988). Data pertaining to the expectancy-based job cognitions (i.e., expectancies, instrumentalities, valences), job affect, and OCB performance of 65 state finance agency employees were examined. We anticipated that the effect of expectancy-based job cognitions on OCB would be partially mediated by affect-based job satisfaction. This expectation was confirmed in that, after controlling for negative and positive affectivity, generalized instrumentality beliefs were found to affect OCB-altruism directly, as well as indirectly through the influence of affect-based job satisfaction.