Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 131–144

Are Chameleons Good Citizens? A Longitudinal Study of the Relationship Between Self-Monitoring and Organizational Citizenship Behavior

  • Gerald L. Blakely
  • Martha C. Andrews
  • Jack Fuller

DOI: 10.1023/A:1027388729390

Cite this article as:
Blakely, G.L., Andrews, M.C. & Fuller, J. Journal of Business and Psychology (2003) 18: 131. doi:10.1023/A:1027388729390


In this study the relationship between self-monitoring and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) was examined longitudinally among professional and managerial employees of a federal government research laboratory. Supervisory ratings of subordinates' OCBs were collected and matched with 172 subordinates' self-ratings of self-monitoring, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, perceived organizational support, and perceptions of job characteristics. One year later, supervisory ratings of subordinates' OCBs were again collected. Support was found for the hypothesis that individuals high in self-monitoring are more likely to perform OCBs which are other-directed. Implications for management and future research are discussed.

OCBself-monitoringjob satisfactioncommitmentorganizational support

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald L. Blakely
    • 1
  • Martha C. Andrews
    • 2
  • Jack Fuller
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Business and Economics, Department of Management and Industrial RelationsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantown
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at WilmingtonUSA
  3. 3.West Virginia UniversityUSA