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Dinpanah R, Naeimian N. Relationship between Organizational Citizenship Behaviour and Empowerment among Extension Experts . JAST. 2019; 21 (2) :265-275
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-23-15995-en.html
1- Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Research on Organizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB) has received a great deal of attention from researchers with the belief that empowerment in the organizations play a key role in the overall efficiency of the experts. The aim of this study was to determine relationship between organizational citizenship behaviour and empowerment. The methodological approach of this study was descriptive- correlative. The research population consisted of 177 extension experts, which was selected using randomized sampling method (n= 117). Validity of the instrument was established by a panel of experts consisting of senior faculty members and research committee advisors. Reliability analysis was conducted by using and Cronbach Alpha formula and result was 0.88. Necessary data was collected through Podsakoff questionnaire for organizational citizenship behavior. Empowerment questionnaire was self-made. The independent variables were dimensions of organizational citizenship behaviour (altruism, courtesy, sportsmanship, conscientiousness, and civic virtue). Dependent variable was empowerment. The results showed that 0.9, 66.6, and 32.5% of experts had, respectively, low, moderate, and high empowerment. Also, altruism, courtesy, conscientiousness, and civic virtue had positive significant relationship with empowerment. The results of the multiple regression analysis (stepwise method) revealed that courtesy and conscientiousness explained 41.2% of the variations in the experts’ empowerment.
 
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Received: 2017/03/15 | Accepted: 2018/05/19 | Published: 2019/03/2

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