Title: Teachers' organisational citizenship behaviour: do students' behaviour patterns and teachers' ideology on student control matter?

Authors: Ariyaratnam Harry Gnanarajan; Navaneethakrishnan Kengatharan; Thirunavukkarasu Velnampy

Addresses: St. John's College, Main Street, Chundikuli, Jaffna, Sri Lanka ' Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka ' Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Abstract: Teachers' extra-role voluntary behaviours have been found essential for the effective functioning of schools. The present study pioneers in examining the relationship between Student Behaviour Patterns (SBP) and teachers' Organisational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB), and investigates teachers' Pupil Control Ideology (PCI) as a moderator. The structural equation modelling examined the study model. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires from 572 teachers in secondary schools in Sri Lanka. The results revealed that teachers' propensity to perform OCBs was not affected by students' behaviours, implying that teaching is a vocation devoted to serving the humanity despite challenging circumstances. The results also revealed that custodial teachers seemed to be affected by students' behaviours, though PCI had no moderating effect. As many teachers in Sri Lanka advocate more authoritarian style of discipline, the present study may offer suggestions in the arenas of classroom management, school leadership and teacher education on ways to embrace humanistic perspectives on student control.

Keywords: organisational citizenship behaviour; student behaviour patterns; pupil control ideology; classroom management; teacher OCB.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2022.121173

International Journal of Management in Education, 2022 Vol.16 No.2, pp.192 - 210

Received: 27 Feb 2021
Accepted: 05 May 2021

Published online: 28 Feb 2022 *

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