|Title:||Effect of psychosocial factors on organisational citizenship behaviour among graduate employees in Nigeria|
Vol. 12, No 1, 2019
Published date: 03-2019 (print) / 03-2019 (online)
Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
John K. Aderibigbe
University of Fort Hare
Emmanuel E. Nwokolo
University of Fort Hare
Olugbenga J. Oluwole
University of Fort Hare
|Keywords:||emotional intelligence, graduate employee, job position, marital status, organisational citizenship behavior, psychological capital, Nigeria|
|JEL classification:||J24, M54|
The study investigated the effect of psychosocial factors on organisational citizenship behaviour among some graduate employees in Nigeria, using the positivist explanatory cross-sectional research design, and a structured and validated questionnaire to systematically sample opinions of 1,532 male and female graduate employees across the various sectors of the nation’s economy. The results of the statistical analysis of data collected showed that graduate employees in senior job positions expressed a significant higher level of organisational citizenship behaviour than their counterparts in junior job positions (t = 3.343, df (1530) p <.01); there is a significant interaction effect of single, married, divorce and widow/widower on organisational citizenship behaviour F (3, 1528) = 3.33; P<.05; there was a significant positive relationship between psychological capital and organisational citizenship behaviour (r = 0.588, p<0.01); there was a significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and organisational citizenship behaviour (r = 0.473, p<0.01); there was a significant positive relationship between psychological capital and emotional intelligence (r = 0.493, p<0.01). The study recommended that human resource managers should constantly facilitate seminar programmes and training schemes where employees could be more oriented on the importance of organisational citizenship behaviour, and learn to develop psychological capital and emotional intelligence.
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