Social Axioms and Organizational Behavior

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This chapter examines the use of social axioms in predicting work attitudes and behaviors. As organizational research can be conducted as several levels of analysis, this chapter reviews the research conducted in the areas of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), normative commitment, and conflict management and resolution, paying careful attention to the possible levels of analysis within each area. The effect of social axioms on organizational citizenship is examined at the individual level of theory and analysis using social axioms as an individual difference variable, at the group level of theory and analysis, where it is called collective citizenship, or across these levels. Likewise, research related to normative commitment and organizational conflict at the individual level of analysis is presented, along with research at both higher levels of analysis and cross-level analysis. Suggestions for future research at the group level of theory and analysis as well as suggestions for cross-level research are presented and discussed.


Organizational Commitment Organizational Behavior Organizational Citizenship Behavior Conflict Management Affective Commitment 
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