Identity, importance, and their roles in how corporate social responsibility affects workplace attitudes and behavior

van Dick, Rolf, Crawshaw, Jonathan R, Karpf, Sandra, Schuh, Sebastian and Zhang, Xin-an (2019). Identity, importance, and their roles in how corporate social responsibility affects workplace attitudes and behavior. Journal of Business and Psychology ,

Abstract

This paper contributes to growing research exploring employee attitudinal and behavioral reactions to organizational corporate social responsibility initiatives focused on environmental and social responsibility and sustainability. Drawing on social identity theory, we develop and test a moderated-mediation model where employees’ organizational identification mediates the relationship between their perceptions of organizational CSR initiatives and their work engagement and organizational citizenship behaviors, but this relationship is positive only when employees value the role of organizations in supporting environmental and social causes. In a survey of 250 employees from a variety of German organizations, across a range of industry sectors, our hypotheses were fully supported. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-019-09619-w
Divisions: Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology research group
Additional Information: © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate social responsibility,Organizational citizenship behavior,Organizational identification,Work engagement,Business and International Management,Business, Management and Accounting(all),Applied Psychology,Psychology(all)
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Accepted Date: 2019-01-07
Published Online Date: 2019-01-22
Authors: van Dick, Rolf
Crawshaw, Jonathan R ( 0000-0001-7168-5607)
Karpf, Sandra
Schuh, Sebastian
Zhang, Xin-an

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