Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 263–279 | Cite as

Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: Achievement Orientation and Personality

  • George A. Neuman
  • Jill R. Kickul


The current study investigated the effects of personality variables as antecedents in predicting Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCBs), with the covenantal relationship as a mediating variable. 284 retail sales employees were administered 4 personality tests, a composite measure of the covenantal relationship, and a measure of citizenship behavior. Value for achievement, agreeableness, and conscientiousness predicted five types of organizational citizenship. Extraversion was not predictive across all citizenship behaviors. Implications for the relationship between personality and citizenship are discussed.


Social Psychology Social Issue Composite Measure Organizational Citizenship Behavior Citizenship Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Neuman
    • 1
  • Jill R. Kickul
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalb
  2. 2.DePaul UniversityUSA

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