This research was supported in part by the PMB and William King Self Foundation, Marks, MS.
An Examination of Employee Reactions to Perceived Corporate Citizenship1
Article first published online: 18 APR 2011
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 41, Issue 4, pages 938–964, April 2011
How to Cite
EVANS, W. R., DAVIS, W. D. and FRINK, D. D. (2011), An Examination of Employee Reactions to Perceived Corporate Citizenship. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41: 938–964. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00742.x
- Issue published online: 18 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 18 APR 2011
There has been little research focus to date on individual level reactions to corporate citizenship. Our study attempted to understand better how corporate citizenship affects job behaviors and employee feelings by examining a hypothesized positive effect of perceived corporate citizenship (PCC) on 3 dependent variables: work-role definitions, organizational citizenship behavior, and organizational identification. Additionally, the personal value of other-regarding value orientation was hypothesized to interact with PCC. The findings supported 4 of 6 hypotheses. We consider theoretical and practical implications of how corporate citizenship impacts employees.