Explaining Extra Role Behaviors (Organizational Citizenship Behavior) Based on Self-Development

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran,Tehran.Iran

2 PhD candidate of university of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran.Iran


The purpose of this study is to explain the extra role behavior (organizational citizenship behavior) based on self-development components. This research is applied in terms of purpose, and also in terms of data collection method it is considered as a quantitative-descriptive research. The statistical population of this research consisted of experts at Telecommunication Organization of Tehran province 120 people that by Using Cochran formula and random sampling method, 90 of them were selected. The validity of the questionnaires was calculated using content validity and reliability of the questionnaires using Cronbach's alpha. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze and interpret the research objectives after collecting and tabling data. The results of the analysis showed that 1) self-development in general can explain the extra role behaviors in the organization; and 2) among the components of self-development, work- oriented and Success-oriented, have played the most role in explaining the extra role behaviors in the organization.


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