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Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Schools: Validation of a Questionnaire

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 April 2014

Paula C. Neves*
Affiliation:
Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (Portugal)
Rui Paixão
Affiliation:
Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Madalena Alarcão
Affiliation:
Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
A. Duarte Gomes
Affiliation:
Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
*
*Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Paula Costa Neves. Escola Superior de Educação. Rua Dom João, III. Solum. 3030-329. Coimbra (Portugal). E-mail: pneves@esec.pt

Abstract

The present study examines the psychometric properties (including factorial validity) of an organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) scale in a school context. A total of 321 middle and high school teachers from 59 schools in urban and rural areas of central Portugal completed the OCB scale at their schools. The confirmatory factor analysis validated a hierarchical model with four latent factors on the first level (altruism, conscientiousness, civic participation and courtesy) and a second order factor (OCB). The revised model fit with the data, χ2/gl = 1.97; CFI = .962; GFI = .952, RMSEA = .05. The proposed scale (comportamentos de cidadania organizacional em escolas- Revista CCOE-R)- is a valid instrument to assess teacher’s perceptions of OCB in their schools, allowing investigation at the organizational level of analysis.

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Research Article
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Copyright © Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid 2014 

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