ERIC Number: EJ849935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Linking Employee Development Activity, Social Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Pierce, Heather R.; Maurer, Todd J.
International Journal of Training and Development, v13 n3 p139-147 Sep 2009
The authors examined "perceived beneficiary" of employee development (self, organization) for relationships with employee development activity. Perceived organizational support served as a moderator. The authors conclude that employees may engage in development activities to partly benefit their organization to the extent that a positive exchange relationship exists. Correlational data also show that development behavior is related to organizational citizenship behavior, and this is particularly true for work-related development activity. This research links employee development with social exchange and organizational citizenship, providing implications for both research and practice.
Descriptors: Citizenship, Job Performance, Social Exchange Theory, Correlation, Outcomes of Education, Organizational Development, Training, Work Environment, Staff Development, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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