Predicting the Relationship between Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) and Leadership Styles


Vijaya Mani ,

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Organizations need employees who are prepared to work beyond their job descriptions. These employees often exert behaviors that go beyond their prescribed job obligations which in turn improve the overall performance of the organization. The Paper seeks primarily to examine relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and leadership styles and also attempts to determine if demographic variables have an impact on the organizational citizenship behavior and leadership styles in one of the leading construction company in Tamil Nadu , India. The findings revealed that gender has an impact on courtesy and sportsmanship dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior and there is a significant relationship between leadership styles and organizational citizenship behavior displayed by the employees in the organization. The results suggest that transformational leadership and OCB are positively correlated. It was also concluded that there is a significant differences in subordinates’ organizational citizenship behaviour when subjected to different leadership styles. 


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