The possible consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors in drug and alcohol prevention education: Some insights from israeli teachers and principals

Izhar Oplatka

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Abstract

The purposes of this study was to obtain a greater understanding of the consequences of teacher organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) for the teachers who perform OCBs in prevention education as well as for their classrooms and schools as perceived by the teachers and the principals themselves. Based on semi-structured interviews with 30 highschool teachers and 10 principals in the Israeli educational system, the present study found both positive and negative consequences of teacher OCB in prevention education. Among the positive consequences are self-fulfillment, social acknowledgment of the teacher's unique contribution, high levels of trust toward the teacher, and a sense of professional effectiveness. Among the negative consequences are negative relationships with colleagues, depletion of personal energy, and limited time with the teacher's family. Theoretical and practical insights are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiscretionary Behavior and Performance in Educational Organizations
Subtitle of host publicationThe Missing Link in Educational Leadership and Management
EditorsIbrahim Duyar, Anthony Normore
Pages277-297
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in Educational Administration
Volume13
ISSN (Print)1479-3660

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