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Title: Should faith and hope be included in the employees' agenda?: linking P-O fit and citizenship behavior
Authors: Zoghbi Manrique Lara, Pablo 
UNESCO Clasification: 531104 Organización de recursos humanos
Keywords: Recursos humanos
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: 0268-3946
Journal: Journal of Managerial Psychology 
Abstract: Purpose - Anomia (from the Greek, an-: absence, and -nomos: law) describes pessimistic feelings such as social detachment and little faith in human relations. This study seeks to examine an explanation of how and why person-organization fit (POF) - operationalized as value congruence - may influence organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) directed at the organization (OCB-O) and individuals (OCB-I). The thesis is that unfavorable POF will elicit employees' anomic feelings, which in turn will prompt them to reciprocate with decreased OCB. Design/methodology/approach - Data were collected from 84 of the 198 (42.4 percent) employees of a provincial Spanish Social Security agency. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test mediation. Findings - The results support that POF predicts anomic feelings that, in turn, fully mediate the link between POF and OCB-O, but not with OCB-I. Research limitations/implications - The employees surveyed have job conditions inherent to the peculiarities of the public sector that may limit the ability to extrapolate the findings to the private sector. Practical implications - The findings offer a better understanding of the way POF is able to affect OCB, and suggest that actions designed to promote POF may be useful in managing anomic processes in the workplace. Originality/value - Anomia as a mediator in the relationship between POF, as value congruence, and OCB has not been empirically studied.
ISSN: 0268-3946
DOI: 10.1108/02683940810849675
Source: Journal Of Managerial Psychology[ISSN 0268-3946],v. 23 (1), p. 73-88
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