Cross-lagged relations between mentoring received from supervisors and employee OCBs: Disentangling causal direction and identifying boundary conditions.

  title={Cross-lagged relations between mentoring received from supervisors and employee OCBs: Disentangling causal direction and identifying boundary conditions.},
  author={Lillian T. Eby and Marcus M. Butts and Brian J. Hoffman and Julia Babette Sauer},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={100 4},
  • L. Eby, M. Butts, +1 author J. Sauer
  • Published 19 January 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of applied psychology
Although mentoring has documented relationships with employee attitudes and outcomes of interest to organizations, neither the causal direction nor boundary conditions of the relationship between mentoring and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) has been fully explored. On the basis of Social Learning Theory (SLT; Bandura, 1977, 1986), we predicted that mentoring received by supervisors would causally precede OCBs, rather than employee OCBs resulting in the receipt of more mentoring… 

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