Organisational Commitment and Job Satisfaction as Antecedents of Organisational Citizenship Behaviour

  • Thembi Laura Motaung Vaal University of Technology, Andries Potgieter Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
  • Patrick Qena Radebe Vaal University of Technology, Andries Potgieter Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Keywords: Organisational commitment, job satisfaction, organisational citizenship behaviour


Contemporary challenges facing organisations emphasise the need for a calibre of employees who exude organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) and organisational commitment (OC), including a satisfactory level of job satisfaction (JS). Research is replete with supporting evidence that OCB is triggered by JS and that JS is positively related with OC. Although the relationship between these constructs is considered important, research exploring the relationship between these three constructs in the context of a water utility remains scarce. The primary objective of this research was to examine the impact of OC and JS on OCB at a water utility company in Gauteng. A survey was utilised to elicit responses from 400 sampled participants. A quantitative approach was adopted by which exploratory factor analysis (EFA), correlation and regression analyses were performed to analyse data. Using EFA, three factors of OC were extracted. The results further showed a positive correlation between affective commitment and normative commitment; JS and OCB; and no predictive relationship was observed between continuance commitment and OCB. Based on the findings, it was recommended that JS, OC and OCB should be improved through mechanisms such as job-fit, job enrichment career advancement performance-related pay and mentorship programmes.


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Motaung, T. L., & Radebe, P. Q. (2019). Organisational Commitment and Job Satisfaction as Antecedents of Organisational Citizenship Behaviour. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 10(6A(J), 109-122.
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