Student organizational citizenship behavior: Nature and structure among students in elementary and middle schools

Gefen, F. Blondheim, Anit Somech

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Abstract

This research studied the nature of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB)among elementary and middle school students. While much is known about OCB in a large variety of contexts (Jimmieson, Hannam, & Yeo, 2010), this research is the first ever to study the unique construct of student OCB. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with principals, teachers, and students. The interviews were analyzed using thematic network analysis, revealing five dimensions of student OCB: OCB toward studenthood, helping behavior toward students, OCB toward school personnel, OCB toward school community, and OCB toward external society. Practical implications and significance for future research are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)110-119
Number of pages10
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume83
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • OCB
  • Schools
  • Students

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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