Organizational Citizenship Behaviour ( Ocb )

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Introduction Organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) have long been a field studied by many in order to find out whether there are correlations between different personalities that have a direct effect to OCB. Personality Personality is often characterized as unique behaviors that individual possessed that sets him or her apart form others. On the other hand, Allport (1961: 28) states “Personality is the dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical systems that determine his characteristics behavior and thought”. There are many different types of personality models, some more popular than others, but nonetheless contributes immensely to the study and analysis of human personalities. One of them is the theory of the five-factor model (FFM), in which the Big Five personality traits are based on (Costa et al., 1992). As the name would suggest, the Big Five personality traits consists of five different dimension of personality. The five factors are namely openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism, which can also be referred to the acronym OCEAN or CANOE. A deeper analysis into these five big dimensions reveal that beneath each of these categories of personalities are clusters of similar traits or factors. For instance, agreeableness includes traits like being courteous, flexible, trusting, good-natured, cooperative, forgiving, soft hearted, and tolerant (Barrick & Mount, 1991). Other personality theories such as the
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