The contribution of positive orientation to organisational behavior has been assessed in three studies. Positive orientation has been conceptualised as a basic disposition to view life and experience from a positive outlook and operationalised as the common latent factor at the core of self-esteem, life satisfaction, and optimism. In Study 1 (n= 203), positive orientation predicted in-role job performance over the effects of its lower-order components (self-esteem, optimism, and life satisfaction), the Big Five, and positive affectivity. In Study 2 (n= 372), positive orientation predicted extra-role performance (Organisational Citizenship Behaviors), beyond the effects due to its lower-order components, the Big Five, and positive affectivity. In Study 3 (n= 311), a brief self-reported measure of positive orientation predicted in-role job performance above Core Self-Evaluations and the conscientiousness trait. The contribution of positive orientation to a better understanding of organisational behavior is discussed.

The Utility of Positive Orientation in Predicting Job Performance and Organisational Citizenship Behaviors / Alessandri, Guido; Vecchione, Michele; John, Tisak; Giuseppina, Deiana; Simona, Caria; Caprara, Gian Vittorio. - In: APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0269-994X. - STAMPA. - 61:4(2012), pp. 669-698. [10.1111/j.1464-0597.2012.00511.x]

The Utility of Positive Orientation in Predicting Job Performance and Organisational Citizenship Behaviors

ALESSANDRI, GUIDO;VECCHIONE, MICHELE;CAPRARA, Gian Vittorio
2012

Abstract

The contribution of positive orientation to organisational behavior has been assessed in three studies. Positive orientation has been conceptualised as a basic disposition to view life and experience from a positive outlook and operationalised as the common latent factor at the core of self-esteem, life satisfaction, and optimism. In Study 1 (n= 203), positive orientation predicted in-role job performance over the effects of its lower-order components (self-esteem, optimism, and life satisfaction), the Big Five, and positive affectivity. In Study 2 (n= 372), positive orientation predicted extra-role performance (Organisational Citizenship Behaviors), beyond the effects due to its lower-order components, the Big Five, and positive affectivity. In Study 3 (n= 311), a brief self-reported measure of positive orientation predicted in-role job performance above Core Self-Evaluations and the conscientiousness trait. The contribution of positive orientation to a better understanding of organisational behavior is discussed.
2012
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The Utility of Positive Orientation in Predicting Job Performance and Organisational Citizenship Behaviors / Alessandri, Guido; Vecchione, Michele; John, Tisak; Giuseppina, Deiana; Simona, Caria; Caprara, Gian Vittorio. - In: APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0269-994X. - STAMPA. - 61:4(2012), pp. 669-698. [10.1111/j.1464-0597.2012.00511.x]
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