Social Learning Effect of Leader's OCB on Follower's OCB

리더 조직시민행동의 사회적 학습 효과

  • Kim, Boyoung ;
  • Min, Eunhong
  • 김보영 (국민대학교 경영대학 경영학과) ;
  • 민은홍 (국민대학교 경영대학)
  • Received : 2020.05.27
  • Accepted : 2020.06.12
  • Published : 2020.06.30


According to the social learning theory, leader' organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is a predisposing factor for follower' OCB, because they acknowledge and imitate leader as a desirable example of behaviors for organizational and individual success. We investigate social learning effect of leader OCB on follower OCB and examine the moderating role of political skill in the mediated relationship between leaders OCB and follower OCB (with followers' affective organizational commitment as the mediator). We find that follower's affective organizational commitment may mediate the relationship between leader OCB and follower OCB. Furthermore, we find that follower with high political skill may focus on the instrumental value of OCB. Political skill moderates the relationship between follower' affective organizational commitment and follower OCB. Data from 325 leader-follower dyads support the hypothesis. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are also discussed.


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