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Title:The relationships among students' commitment, self-esteem, organisational citizenship behaviour and academic performance
Author:Khaola, Peter P.ISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Volume:11
Issue:2
Pages:119-132
Language:English
Geographic term:Lesotho
Subjects:students
academic achievement
attitudes
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2014.927144
Abstract:As one of the most important dependent variables in education and work research, performance has been operationalized either as the proficiency with which core tasks are performed (task performance), or as extra-role behaviours that support core activities (organizational citizenship behaviours). Relative to academic performance (core academic achievement), there has been little research on the extent to which students practise organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) in their academic work. The aim of the present study was to explore some correlates of both OCB and academic performance. Data used in the study were obtained from 185 students enrolled in a business course at the National University of Lesotho. Survey questionnaires inquiring about students' commitment, self-esteem, and OCB were administered to 204 third-year students. These were correlated with formal academic performance before and after the survey. Students' commitment was significantly related to both OCB and academic performance. Self-esteem was significantly correlated with OCB, but not academic performance. Two dimensions of OCB (altruism and civic virtue) were moderately but significantly related to academic performance. Results suggest that improving self-esteem might affect OCB, and improving commitment and certain elements of OCB might improve academic achievement. Bibliogr. [Journal abstract]
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