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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (12): 2105-2118.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.02105

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Exploring the trajectories of organizational citizenship behavior and its mechanism from the organizational socialization perspective

ZHANG Liangting1, WANG Bin2(), FU Jingtao1   

  1. 1Management School of Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China
    2School of Management, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
  • Received:2021-01-14 Published:2021-10-26
  • Contact: WANG Bin


The highly competitive and uncertain external environment requires higher levels of organizational flexibility and adaptability. Therefore, organizations and scholars have paid more attention than ever to employee's organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), as it can improve viability, competitiveness, and performance of the organization. Although scholars have exerted considerable efforts to investigate OCB, the dominant approach in the existing literature frames OCB as a relatively stable variable, omitting a dynamic understanding of OCB in the workplace. From the organizational socialization perspective, the current study particularly focuses on how OCB changes over time in newcomers' or job changers' organizational socialization processes as well as its associated mechanism and boundary conditions. This study contributes to a comprehensive theoretical framework of how to motivate employees to continuously show higher levels of OCB.

Key words: organizational citizenship behavior, dynamic, organizational socialization, mechanism

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