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Group-level organizational citizenship behavior: Effects of demographic faultlines and conflict in small work groups

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Authors
Choi, Jin Nam; Sy, Thomas
Issue Date
2009-09
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Citation
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Abstract
Organizational scholars have recently shifted their attention to examining organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) as a group-level phenomenon. Adopting the input-mediator-outcome model of group performance, we examined antecedents and intermediate processes that predict group-level OCB (GOCB) in small work groups. The results, based on data from 62 work groups representing a variety of industries, revealed that demographic faultlines based on relation-oriented attributes (gender, age, and race) and a task-related attribute (tenure) had differentiated relationships with task and relationship conflict, which mediated the relationships between faultlines and group outcomes (GOCB and group performance). Both task and relationship conflict were negative predictors of group performance. However, task conflict increased GOCB, whereas relationship conflict decreased it. The present study offers evidence of the relationship between demographic faultlines and various group processes and outcome variables in natural work groups.
ISSN
0894-3796
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/47548
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1002/job.661
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