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Studying the Relationship between Humor and Organizational Citizenship Behavior

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  • Mohammad Hosein Moshref Javadi

    () (University of Isfahan)

  • Reza Salehzadeh

    () (University of Isfahan)

  • Saeed Hoseini Poor

    () (University of Isfahan)

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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between humor and Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB). The study took place at Isfahan’s banks in Iran. A random sample of 276 employees was selected. This research was conducted using two separate questionnaires. Humor was assessed using the sense of humor questionnaire developed by Sadat Khoshouei et al. (2009). This Questionnaire uses 25 items to measure the five subscales. For OCB, questionnaire suggested by Bell and Menguc (2002) has been used. Structural equation modeling was conducted to test the hypotheses. The finding showed that the “sense of humor in stressful conditions”, “sense of humor in social relations” and “enjoyment of humor” (with a signi?cant coefficient at 0.56, 0.27 and 0.39) had a significant effect on OCB and humor in?uences on OCB with a signi?cant path coefficient at 0.68. The result of this study showed that humor can be considered as a predictor of OCB.

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  • Mohammad Hosein Moshref Javadi & Reza Salehzadeh & Saeed Hoseini Poor, 2013. "Studying the Relationship between Humor and Organizational Citizenship Behavior," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 3(3), pages 146-151, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:hur:ijaraf:v:3:y:2013:i:3:p:146-151
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    Humor; Sense of humor; Laughter; OCB;

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