Organizational citizenship behavior and organizational commitment in Nepal

Thaneswor Gautam, Rolf van Dick*, Ulrich Wagner, Narottam Upadhyay, Ann J. Davis

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The present study examines the structure of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and its relation to organizational commitment in Nepal. Four-hundred and fifty employees of five Nepalese organizations filled out standardized questionnaires. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed two factors of OCB, altruism and compliance, replicating Western models of extra-role behavior. Structural equation analysis showed a positive relation between affective and normative commitment on the one hand and both citizenship factors on the other. Continuance commitment was negatively related to compliance and unrelated to altruism. The findings thus confirmed the structure and usefulness of the concepts in an under-researched geographical area. Findings of the research are discussed within the Nepalese sociocultural context. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd with the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the Japanese Group Dynamics Association 2005.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-314
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Journal of Social Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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Author Posting. © The Authors 2005. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 8, 3, 336-345.


  • culture
  • nepal
  • organizational citizenship behaviour
  • organizational commitment


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