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.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied|
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2009|
- Goal interdependence
- Group cohesion
- Organizational citizenship behavior
- Task interdependence