The interaction between values and organizational identification in predicting suggestion-making at work

Lipponen, Jukka and Bardi, Anat and Haapamäki, Johanna (2008) The interaction between values and organizational identification in predicting suggestion-making at work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 81 (2). pp. 241-248. ISSN 0963-1798. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The present study proposed and found that personal values and organizational identification interact in predicting making suggestions for organizational improvements at work. One hundred and forty-eight employees of children's day-care centres rated their values, their identification with the organization and their suggestion-making behaviour. Their behaviour was also rated by their supervisors. As expected, the value dimension of openness to change vs. conservation predicted suggestion-making more strongly amongst individuals highly identified with the organization than amongst individuals weakly identified with the organization. This was found using self-ratings of behaviour as well as supervisor's rating of behaviour. The study points to the importance of values and identification in understanding suggestion-making and innovative behaviour at work, and it opens new avenues for examining this interaction in predicting other kinds of organizational behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2009 14:11
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 13:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4372 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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