Asian Journal of Managerial Science (AJMS)
Impact of Perceived Organizational Support on Citizenship Behavior of ITES EmployeesAuthor : Seena Nikhil and J. Arthi
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 119-124
This study attempts to investigate the effect of Perceived Organizational Support (POS) of employees on their Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB). It also examines if there are significant differences in the impact of POS on OCB of employees due to demographic factors (age, gender, tenure, designation) of employees. POS indicates the perception of employees regarding the extent to which their organization appreciates their contribution and cares for their well-being (Rhoades & Eisenberger, 2002). OCB refers to employee participation in tasks that are not formally a part of the job description, but are beneficial for the organization as a whole (Organ & Ryan, 1995). In the current business scenario, when employee turnover rate poses a serious threat to businesses, employers increasingly value employee loyalty and dedication. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to obtain the perceptions of 272 employees working in Information Technology Enabled Services (ITeS) Sector, Bangalore, India. The results of the study indicate that POS had a significant impact on Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) of employees. Among the demographic factors, organizational tenure influenced the impact of POS on OCB. This paper has implications for employers and top management who struggle to retain their employees.
Perceived Organizational Support, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, ITES Companies
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