Linking Teacher Competences to Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: The role of empowerment

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International Journal of Educational Management.
Organizations that employ people who carry out roles that go beyond their job description outperform those that don’t (Organ, 2006). As a result, some human resource studies are concerned with identifying ways that would promote employee exhibition of such organizational citizenship behaviors (Organ & Ryan 1995). The concept of organizational citizenship behaviors derives from the social exchange theory. Social exchange theory specifies longer term relationships that build high level trust and reciprocity (Homans, 1958) which in essence results into individuals exhibiting discretionary behaviours at their job. Over the years, the concept of OCB has been explored from a number of dimensions with several scholars using OCB as a predictor, mediator and criterion variable. For example Low (2010) explored the effects of human resource management practices on service-oriented organizational citizenship behaviors; while Wan (2011) studied the role of leader-member exchange in organizational justice - organizational citizenship behaviour relationships. All these studies have enriched the concept of OCB. Ye (2012) found positive and significant relationship between organizational values and organizational citizenship behaviors, whereas Ariani’s (2012) study explored the relationship between social capital, organizational citizenship behaviours and individual employee performance in the Banking Industry in Indonesia. In another study, Runhaar, Konermann and Sanders (2013) investigated leader member exchange as a precursor to OCB. The three scholars explored the role of work engagement, autonomy and leader member exchanges on teacher OCB. All these studies have created a wealth of literature on the concept of OCB; however none of these studies has explored the relationship between competences and OCB with empowerment as a mediating factor.
Teacher Competences, Organizational Citizenship Behaviour, Empowerment
Kasekende, F., Munene, J. C., Otengei, S. O., & Ntayi, J. M. (2016). Linking teacher competences to organizational citizenship behaviour: The role of empowerment. International Journal of Educational Management. Francis Kasekende John C. Munene Samson Omuudu Otengei Joseph Mpeera Ntayi , (2016),"Linking teacher competences to organizational citizenship behaviour: the role of empowerment", International Journal of Educational Management , Vol. 30 Iss 2 pp.