The influence of leader-follower cognitive style similarity on followers’ organizational citizenship behaviours

Armstrong, Steve (2020) The influence of leader-follower cognitive style similarity on followers’ organizational citizenship behaviours. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 . pp. 1-14. ISSN 1664-1078

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01265

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The Influence of Leader-Follower Cognitive Style Similarity on Followers’ Organizational Citizenship Behaviors
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Abstract

While cognitive style congruence has been highlighted as a potentially important variable
influencing performance outcomes in work-related contexts, studies of its influence are
scarce. This paper examines the influence of leader-follower cognitive style similarity on
followers’ organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). Data from 430 leader-follower
dyads were analyzed using polynomial regression and response surface analysis.
Results demonstrate that congruence of leader/follower cognitive style is a predictor of
follower OCBs. Organizations may therefore benefit from considering issues of similarity
of cognitive styles in their attempts to develop effective leader-follower partnerships
leading to increased OCBs and concomitant improvements in both individual and
organizational level success.

Keywords:organizational citizenship behavior, cognitive style, congruence, polynomial regression, response surface analysis
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:41344
Deposited On:02 Jul 2020 12:42

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