The authors acknowledge the valuable contribution of the late Gregory H. Dobbins to the development of Study 1, and thank Mark L. Poteet and Louis Penner for their helpful comments. A previous version of Study 1 was presented at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, California, April 1996.
The influence of Ratee Gender on Ratings of Organizational Citizenship Behavior1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 31, Issue 12, pages 2561–2587, December 2001
How to Cite
Allen, T. D. and Rush, M. C. (2001), The influence of Ratee Gender on Ratings of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31: 2561–2587. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2001.tb00191.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Two studies were conducted to examine discrepancies in the evaluation of men and women regarding the performance of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). In Study 1, base-rate differences in the perceived frequency and value of citizenship behaviors performed by males and females were investigated. A gender by job type interaction was found indicating that women were perceived to engage in OCB more frequently than were men in gender-neutral and male-typed jobs. No gender differences were found regarding the value associated with citizenship behaviors. In Study 2, undergraduates rated videotaped male and female instructors who exhibited different levels of OCB. Results revealed a gender by OCB interaction such that more accurate behavioral observations were made when observing males exhibiting OCB and females exhibiting no OCB than when observing males who did not exhibit OCB and females who did exhibit OCB. No gender by OCB interactions were found with regard to ratings of overall performance evaluation or reward recommendations.