The Role of Cultural Capital in Organizational Citizenship Behavior (Case Study: Islamic Azad University of Mahmudabad)

Faranak Paydar, Mohammad Salehi


Background: Developing and strengthening Organizational and Citizenship Behavior (OCB) needs various capitals such as Cultural Capital. The aim of this research was studying about the relation between cultural capital and organizational citizenship behavior and also predicting organizational and citizenship behavior.

Materials and Methods: The method of this study was description. The Statistical population under study was composed of 380 MA students in Mahmud-Abad Islamic Azad University. Finally on the basis of Kook ran formula a sample of 191 people was chosen randomly stratified for this study. Standard questionnaire was used in this study. Bourdieu standard cultural capital questionnaire with kronbakh alpha factor .857 and Organ and Kanoski organizational and citizenship behavior questionnaire with the stability of .76 were used in this study for statistical analysis data with Pierson and Regression correlation factor was used to check the hypothesis. All data analysis was done with Spss 18.

Results: Achievements of this study were shown that there is a meaningful correlation between cultural capital and OBC with the factor of 0.428. Also cultural capital with determination factor of .183 plays an important role in predicting OBC.

Conclusion: Therefore universities must improve their culture index regarding their cultural mission in order to improve OBC which is a valuable and useful behavior. They achieve sustainable development through their evolutionary process.

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