Date of Graduation

Summer 2016


Master of Science in Psychology



Committee Chair

Donald Fischer


Organizations have long held an interest in organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB), as they provide a link between employee satisfaction and productivity. Only recently have researchers begun to investigate the reasons why employees perform OCB. Explicit (self-report) measures of OCB motives are susceptible to contamination from impression management and self-knowledge artifacts, making the results of such measures potentially inaccurate. Four Implicit Association Tests (IATs) were developed to assess the OCB motives that Borman and Penner (2001) describe. Because the IAT procedure uses reaction times on classification tasks, the procedure is resistant to the contamination that impression management and inaccurate self-knowledge can have. Amazon's Mechanical Turk was utilized to collect data from participants who responded to both implicit and explicit measures of the OCB motives. The construct validity of the measures was examined by using confirmatory factor analytic methods to test a sequence of nested models in a multitrait-multimethod design. The results provide some support for the convergent and discriminant validity of the IATs.


organizational citizenship behavior, organizational citizenship behavior motives, implicit measures, implicit association test

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