Teacher organizational citizenship behaviours and job efficacy : implications for student quality of school life

Jimmieson, Nerina L., Hannam, Rachel L., & Yeo, Gillian B. (2010) Teacher organizational citizenship behaviours and job efficacy : implications for student quality of school life. British Journal of Psychology, 101(3), pp. 453-479.

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Abstract

The present study investigated the impact of teachers' organizational citizenship behaviours (OCBs) on student quality of school life (SQSL) via the indirect effect of job efficacy. A measure of teacher OCBs was developed, tapping one dimension of individual-focused OCB (OCBI – student-directed behaviour) and two dimensions of organization-focused OCB (OCBO – civic virtue and professional development). In line with previous research suggesting that OCBs may enhance job efficacy, as well as studies demonstrating the positive effects of teacher efficacy on student outcomes, we expected an indirect relationship between teachers OCBs and SQSL via teachers' job efficacy. Hypotheses were tested in a multi-level design in which 170 teachers and their students (N=3,057) completed questionnaires. A significant proportion of variance in SQSL was attributable to classroom factors. Analyses revealed that the civic virtue and professional development behaviours of teachers were positively related to their job efficacy. The job efficacy of teachers also had a positive impact on all five indicators of SQSL. In regards to professional development, job efficacy acted as an indirect variable in the prediction of four student outcomes (i.e., general satisfaction, student–teacher relations, achievement, and opportunity) and fully mediated the direct negative effect on psychological distress.

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ID Code: 71580
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Goal orientation, Self-efficacy, Professional development, Contact employees
DOI: 10.1348/000712609X470572
ISSN: 2044-8295
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Deposited On: 15 May 2014 23:59
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 00:23

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