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The role of organisation commitment in enhancing organisation citizenship behaviour: A study of academics in malaysian private universities

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As organisation citizenship behaviour (OCB) has established itself in the study of organisation behaviour, there has been growing interest in trying to understand this proactive behaviour among academics and practitioners alike. The benefits of organisation citizenship behaviour in increasing the effective functioning of organisations and to minimize the controlling and monitoring of an organisation has created interest in investigating how organisation culture, transformational leadership, organisation justice, and organisation commitment can encourage this behaviour among its academics in private universities in Malaysia to enhance its productivity. The target respondents were academics from private higher-learning institutions in Malaysia, which were contacted through a mail questionnaire survey. Data were collected from 324 academics in private higher-learning institutions in Malaysia. The study found that organisation commitment was related to organisation culture, transformational leadership, and organisation justice and organisation citizenship behaviour. Organisation culture, transformational leadership, and organisation justice were related to organisation commitment. This research has provided empirical results of the research and provided support for the above findings. It also provided a basic framework on how organisations can practice and create the appropriate framework in an organisation to enable it to reap the benefits of organisation citizenship behaviour among its employees.

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