Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

International Journal of Intercultural Relations

Volume

32

Issue

3

First Page

229

Last Page

243

DOI

10.1016/j.ijintrel.2008.01.007

Keywords

Social axioms, Organizational citizenship behaviours

Abstract

The relationship between dimensions of individual level culture-related variables (social axioms) and the categorization of organizational citizenship behaviours (OCB) as in-role versus extra-role was explored within a Canadian sample. In order to appropriately address levels-of-analysis issues, this study focused on the relationship between two variables at the same level of analysis: individual social beliefs and individual perceptions of what constitutes OCB. Results indicate that the extent to which each of the OCB dimensions were viewed as in-role versus extra-role varied considerably among participants and that this variation could in part be predicted by social beliefs. The implications of understanding culture's effect on employee work behaviours and attitudes are discussed.

Comments

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Intercultural Relations 32, 3, 2008. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2008.01.007)

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