Interdependence and organizational citizenship behavior: Exploring the mediating effect of group cohesion in multilevel analysis

Chun Hsi Vivian Chen, Ya Yun Tang, Shih Jon Wang

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Abstract

The authors investigated the mechanism of group cohesion in the relationship between (a) task interdependence and goal interdependence and (b) individuals' organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). The authors adopted a multilevel perspective to facilitate understanding of the complex relations among variables. They collected data from 53 supervisors and 270 employees from R&D departments in Taiwan. The authors found that group cohesion fully mediated the effects of task interdependence and goal interdependence on employees' OCB. In addition, task interdependence had a greater effect on group cohesion than did goal interdependence. The authors discuss implications and suggestions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-640
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Volume143
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Goal interdependence
  • Group cohesion
  • Organizational citizenship behavior
  • Task interdependence

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