Effects of supervisory autonomy supportiveness on organizational citizenship behaviour and job performance as mediated by intrinsic needs : satisfaction in a Singapore context.
Cheng, Nina Hui Ping.
Fung, Yi Leng.
Lum, Joanne Ming Rui.
Date of Issue2007
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
Self-determination theory states that autonomy support will lead to intrinsic needs satisfaction, predicting positive work outcomes. The present study was undertaken to explore the effects of autonomy supportiveness on job performance and organizational citizenship behaviour, mediated by intrinsic need satisfaction in organizational setting in an Asian context. 126 pairs of responses were collected from our online and traditional surveys. Significant relationships were found between (1) supervisor’s autonomy supportiveness and organizational citizenship behaviour and (2) intrinsic need satisfaction, job performance and organizational citizenship behaviour. However, the mediating relationship of intrinsic need satisfaction was not found. Possible explanations, limitations and areas for future research are also discussed in this paper.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University