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Examining the Effects of Perceived Innovation Climate on Job Calling and Extra-Role Behaviors: Mediation Analyses


Hooi Kung Tan(, Republic of Korea)

Sunhee Lee(, Republic of Korea)


Experiencing work as a calling has been associated with various positive work-related attitudes and outcomes. Recent studies have examined personal and contextual factors related to job calling; however, gaps remain in the literature on how employees’ perception of organizational environment may lead to the formation of employees’ job calling. We focused on psychological climate of innovation as the predictor of employees’ job calling and further investigated its effect on extra-role behaviors, including innovative work behavior (IWB) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). A total of 165 Malaysian employees from diverse industries and organizations participated in a self-reported online questionnaire. We found support for the mediation model in which the association between a psychological climate of innovation and increased extra-role behaviors through increased job calling. Altogether, these findings provided new insights into the important role of innovative climate on employees’ job calling and the mediating role of job calling on extra-role behaviors within occupational settings. Theoretical and practical implications are further discussed


innovative climate, job calling, innovative work behavior, organizational citizenship behavior, Malaysian workers

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