The rocky road to prosocial behavior at work: The role of positivity and organizational socialization in preventing interpersonal strain.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_2227A1B83D66
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
The rocky road to prosocial behavior at work: The role of positivity and organizational socialization in preventing interpersonal strain.
Journal
PloS one
Author(s)
Livi S., Theodorou A., Rullo M., Cinque L., Alessandri G.
ISSN
1932-6203 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1932-6203
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Number
3
Pages
e0193508
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Among relevant consequences of organizational socialization, a key factor is the promotion of organizational citizenship behaviors toward individuals (i.e. OCBI). However, the relation between organizational socialization and OCBI has received little attention. This study tests the validity of a moderated mediation model in which we examine the mediating effect of a decreased interpersonal strain on the relationship between organizational socialization and OCBI, and the moderation role of a positive personal resource in reducing interpersonal strain when an unsuccessful socialization subsists. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 765 new recruits of the Guardia di Finanza-a military Police Force reporting to the Italian Minister of Economy. Findings confirm our hypothesis that interpersonal strain mediates the relationship between organizational socialization and OCBI. The index of moderated mediation results significant, showing that this effect exists at different levels of positivity. Theoretical and practical implications for promoting pro-organizational behaviors are discussed.
Keywords
Adult, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Male, Organizational Culture, Social Behavior, Socialization, Young Adult
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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10/03/2018 10:24
Last modification date
20/08/2019 12:59
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