The moderating effect of communication network centrality on motive to perform interpersonal citizenship

Wm Matthew Bowler, Jonathon R B Halbesleben, Michael Stodnick, Matthew T. Seevers, Laura M. Little

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This study integrated social network analysis (SNA) techniques with psychological measures to examine the interactive relationships of social network centrality and individual motive on the performance of interpersonal citizenship behavior (ICB). Hypotheses were tested among a sample of 141 employees of a manufacturing and sales firm. Consistent with a social exchange perspective, positive pro-social and organizational concern motives were not moderated by an employee's centrality in organizational networks. Conversely, a hypothesized interaction was supported between impression management motives and network centrality on performance of ICB. Results suggest that both motive types operate on the performance of ICB, but under different conditions. Implications for the study of impression management and social exchange motives, the study of ICB, the integration of SNA into the study of ICB, and practitioner implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-96
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Managerial Issues
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2009

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Electric network analysis
Telecommunication networks
Personnel
Sales
Citizenship
Moderating effect
Communication networks
Citizenship behavior
Network centrality
Employees
Impression management
Social network analysis
Social exchange

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The moderating effect of communication network centrality on motive to perform interpersonal citizenship. / Bowler, Wm Matthew; Halbesleben, Jonathon R B; Stodnick, Michael; Seevers, Matthew T.; Little, Laura M.

In: Journal of Managerial Issues, Vol. 21, No. 1, 03.2009, p. 80-96.

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Bowler, Wm Matthew ; Halbesleben, Jonathon R B ; Stodnick, Michael ; Seevers, Matthew T. ; Little, Laura M. / The moderating effect of communication network centrality on motive to perform interpersonal citizenship. In: Journal of Managerial Issues. 2009 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 80-96.
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