Personality, temperament, organizational climate and organizational citizenship behavior of volunteers

Elżbieta Chwalibóg



The following article aims to present the results of studies on the relationship of temperament, personality and organizational climate with the occurrence of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) in the organization. The study was qualitative, and correlational. The study group consisted of 42 activists in voluntary organizations aged from 18 to 19 years old, 15 men and 27 women. The following questionnaires were used: The scale measuring Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) S. Retowski, Formal Characteristics of Behaviour - Temperament Questionnaire (FCZ-KT) B. Zawadzki and J. Strelau, Personality Inventory NEO-PI-Costa Jr. and Mc'Crae Polish Adaptation and Organizational Climate Questionnaire by L. von Rosenstiel and R. Bögel – K. Durniat Adaptation. The study revealed a clear positive correlation with Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) with a component of Agreeableness - Trust (A1), with Extraversion (E) and its components: Warmth (E1), Excitement Seeking (E5) Activity (E4) and Gregariousness (E2) and the component of Conscientiousness – Self-Discipline (C5), component of Openness to Experience – Actions (O4), and also negative correlations with Neuroticism (N) and its components: Vulnerability (N6), Self-Consciousness (N4) and Anxiety (N1). The study also revealed a clear positive correlations Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) with Activity (AK), Endurance (WT) and Briskness


Key words:

Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB), personality, temperament, organizational climate, correlation studies, volunteers.


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20111-19-30


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