RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL BASED SELF-ESTEEM AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR AMONG SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN ADO EKITI, NIGERIA. (Published)
The study was carried out to investigate the relationship between organizational Based Self-Esteem (OBSE) and Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) among selected secondary school teachers in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. A sample of 150 participants, 67 males and 83 females, who were selected using the random sampling technique from the population of 3 selected private secondary teachers in Ado-Ekiti participated in the study. A questionnaire comprising of the 10-items Organizational Based Self-Esteem measure developed by Pierce et. al (1989) and the 20 items Organizational Citizenship Behaviour Scale extracted by Belogolovsky and Somech (2010) from the original 24 items scale developed by Somech and Zahavy (2000) was used to gather data. It was hypothesized that: (a) there will be a significant relationship between OBSE and OCB among secondary school teachers, (b) there will be a significant effect of gender on levels of OBSE and OCB, (c) there will be significant effect of marital status on levels of OBSE and OCB, and (d) there will be a significant interaction effect of gender, age and marital status on OBSE and OCB. The result showed a positive relationship between OBSE and OCB while there is no significant effect of gender on levels of OBSE but on levels of OCB. There is a significant effect of age on levels of OBSE and OCB. Also, there is no significant interaction effect of marital status, gender and age on OBSE and OCB. Results were discussed in line with previous literature and it was recommended that teachers should be encouraged to develop a personal self-worth and identification with the teaching profession by according them respect and recognition; as it will automatically help them to provide quality services to the student, school and fellow colleagues.
Keywords: Ekiti State, Nigeria, Organizational Based Self-Esteem, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Teachers