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The future starts today, not tomorrow: How future focus promotes organizational citizenship behaviors:

The future starts today, not tomorrow: How future focus promotes organizational citizenship... Future-oriented cognition has been shown to be an important driver of several functional behaviors. In the present article, we build and test theory empirically on the influence of dispositional future focus on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). We integrate future focus research with regulatory focus theory to examine the two regulatory foci (i.e. promotion and prevention focus) as mediating mechanisms through which future focus influences five distinct organizational citizenship behaviors (i.e. altruism, civic virtue, conscientiousness, courtesy, and sportsmanship). In line with our hypotheses, results from a study of 845 employees show that future focus has a positive influence on altruism, civic virtue, and courtesy over and above important predictors of OCB identified in previous research. Mediation analyses support our theoretical model, indicating that different OCBs are influenced by future focus through either promotion or prevention focus at work. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Relations SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by The Tavistock Institute
ISSN
0018-7267
eISSN
1741-282X
DOI
10.1177/0018726712470709
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Abstract

Future-oriented cognition has been shown to be an important driver of several functional behaviors. In the present article, we build and test theory empirically on the influence of dispositional future focus on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). We integrate future focus research with regulatory focus theory to examine the two regulatory foci (i.e. promotion and prevention focus) as mediating mechanisms through which future focus influences five distinct organizational citizenship behaviors (i.e. altruism, civic virtue, conscientiousness, courtesy, and sportsmanship). In line with our hypotheses, results from a study of 845 employees show that future focus has a positive influence on altruism, civic virtue, and courtesy over and above important predictors of OCB identified in previous research. Mediation analyses support our theoretical model, indicating that different OCBs are influenced by future focus through either promotion or prevention focus at work.

Journal

Human RelationsSAGE

Published: May 29, 2013

Keywords: future focus,future orientation,organizational citizenship behavior,regulatory focus,temporal focus

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