Irum Mushtaq, MS in Business Administration, School of Business Administration, Qurtaba University, DIKhan, Pakistan
Muneeb Awan , Doctoral Student of Business Administration, School of Management, Xi’an Jiao tong University, China
Ramsha Farooq , Doctoral Student of Business Administration, School of Management, Xi’an Jiao tong University, China
Jiyun Ma, MSc in Management, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland
Successful organizational socialization and organizational citizenship behavior are regarded as an important consequence to accomplish organizational performance. This study contributes to human resource management (HRM) by offering a contextualized model of OS, OCB and person-environment fit and its effectiveness in banking firms of Pakistan. The present research is to find the mediating effect of person-environment fit on the relationship between organizational socialization and organizational citizenship behavior. The sample of this study was all banking employees from DIK district and total completed questionnaires collected back and used in the study were 372. Survey approach questionnaires were used for data collection. Instruments were adopted and used in present form without any modification. Correlation and hierarchical multiple regression were used for testing the hypotheses. It is found that there is a positive and significant relationship between organizational socialization, person-environment fit, and organizational citizenship behavior. It is found that person-environment fit does act as mediator on the relationship between organizational socialization and OCB. The findings provide new insights into Pakistani banking firms particularly DIK district Pakistan, directions for future research discussed.
Keywords: organizational socialization (OS), organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), person-environment (P-E ) fit, Pakistani banking firms.
JEL Classification: Z1, D03, G21.
Cite as: Mushtaq, I., Muneeb, A., Farooq, R., Ma, J. (2019). The Paradigm of OS and OCB: The Influence of Person-environment Fit in Pakistani Banking Firms. Business Ethics and Leadership, 3(1), 18-33. http://doi.org/10.21272/bel.3(1). 18-33.2019.
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