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


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.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
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)
Publication ISSN: 1573-353X
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 10:57
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 11:46
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-04
Published Online Date: 2019-01-22
Accepted Date: 2019-01-07
Authors: van Dick, Rolf
Crawshaw, Jonathan R (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7168-5607)
Karpf, Sandra
Schuh, Sebastian
Zhang, Xin-an



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