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ERIC Number: EJ936815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Affective Organizational Commitment and Citizenship Behavior: Linear and Non-linear Moderating Effects of Organizational Tenure
Ng, Thomas W. H.; Feldman, Daniel C.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n2 p528-537 Oct 2011
Utilizing a meta-analytical approach for testing moderating effects, the current study investigated organizational tenure as a moderator in the relation between affective organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). We observed that, across 40 studies (N = 11,416 respondents), the effect size for the relation between affective organizational commitment and non-self measures of OCB was 0.23. However, we also found that organizational tenure moderated the relation in a non-linear way. Before 10 years of tenure, the strength of the commitment-OCB relation increased as organizational tenure increased; after that point, the strength of the commitment-OCB relation decreased as organizational tenure increased. In short, the moderating effect of tenure follows a curvilinear pattern. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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