Job insecurity and organizational citizenship behavior : Exploring curvilinear and moderated relationships

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-510
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume100
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This article examined a curvilinear relationship between job insecurity and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Drawing from social exchange theory and research on personal control, we developed and tested an explanation for employees' reactions to job insecurity based on their conceptualization of their social exchange relationship with the organization at different levels of job insecurity. Using data from 244 Chinese employees and 102 supervisory ratings of OCB, we found support for a U-shaped relationship between job insecurity and OCB. Moreover, 2 factors-psychological capital and subordinate-supervisor guanxi-moderated the curvilinear relationship, such that the curvilinear relationship is more pronounced among those with lower psychological capital or less positive subordinate- supervisor guanxi.

Research Area(s)

  • job insecurity, social exchange, organizational citizenship behavior, psychological capital, subordinate-supervisor guanxi, LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE, SUPERVISOR-SUBORDINATE GUANXI, PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT, IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT, PERSONAL CONTROL, PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP, EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE, PROCEDURAL JUSTICE, SERVICE CLIMATE, SOCIAL SUPPORT

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Job insecurity and organizational citizenship behavior : Exploring curvilinear and moderated relationships. / Lam, Chak Fu; Liang, Jian; Ashford, Susan J.; Lee, Cynthia.

In: Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 100, No. 2, 03.2015, p. 499-510.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review