Me or We? The Role of Personality and Justice as Other-Centered Antecedents to Innovative Citizenship Behaviors within Organizations

Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 93, No. 1, pp. 84-94, 2008

11 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2009

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Riki Takeuchi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization

Dishan Kamdar

Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

David M. Mayer

University of Central Florida

Wong Tsui Shan Jo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 3, 2007

Abstract

The present research takes an "other-centered" approach to examining personal and contextual antecedents of taking charge behavior in organizations. Largely consistent with the authors' hypotheses, regression analyses involving data collected from 2 diverse samples containing both coworkers and supervisors demonstrated that the other-centered trait, duty, was positively related to taking charge, whereas the self-centered trait, achievement striving, was negatively related to taking charge. In addition, the authors found that procedural justice at the organizational level was positively related to taking charge when evaluated by a coworker, while both procedural and distributive justice were positively related to taking charge when considered by a supervisor. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Keywords: taking charge, personality, organizational justice

Suggested Citation

Takeuchi, Riki and Kamdar, Dishan and Mayer, David M. and Jo, Wong Tsui Shan, Me or We? The Role of Personality and Justice as Other-Centered Antecedents to Innovative Citizenship Behaviors within Organizations (May 3, 2007). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 93, No. 1, pp. 84-94, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1362213

Riki Takeuchi (Contact Author)

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization ( email )

Management Department
School of Business & Management, HKUST
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
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Dishan Kamdar

Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad ( email )

Hyderabad, Gachibowli 500 019
India

David M. Mayer

University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
United States

Wong Tsui Shan Jo

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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