Title

The Contributory Role of Professionalism in Shaping Contingent Workers’ OCB

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2012

Publication Source

The Journal of International Management Studies (JIMS)

Volume

7

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

112-119

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Based on social exchange and psychological contract theories, Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is anchored on the presumption of an established, long-term relationship between an employer and employees. Thus one could conclude that contingent workers lack OCB. This study demonstrates that adding a “professionalism” construct provides correspondence in the literature that previously did not exist. Given that in advancing economies professionalism will be present in a variety of degrees in all occupations, inclusion of such a dimension can significantly strengthen and illuminate OCB studies.

Keywords

organizational citizenship behavior, contingent workers, professionalism, temporary workers

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

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