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The impact of professional learning communities on organizational citizenship behavior

Awang, Roslan and Wan Ahmad, Wan Mohd Rashid (2012) The impact of professional learning communities on organizational citizenship behavior. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Penyelidikan dan Inovasi Dalam Sistem Pendidikan dan Latihan Teknikal dan Vokasional CiETVET 2012, 25-26 September 2012, Politeknik Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.


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The education institution needs to transform in order to cope with the competition and globalization issue. The transformation process requires full participation from all the members in the institution. Without the participation of all the members, the institution transformation will be just rhetoric. Hence, it is important for organization to utilize their human resources in order to ensure effective operation. As such, leader plays an important role in implementing the transformation process. The organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) has a positive impact on the organizational performance and effectiveness. The OCB performance would increase if the OCB is embedded into the organizational culture rather than as an individual initiative. Failures to have a collective OCB may affect the organizational transformation process. This is because the collective working environment can be enhanced through a collaborative working approach. Professional learning communities are similar concept as professional development approach which focuses mainly on collaborative effort. Besides increasing student achievement, professional learning communities seem an effective strategy for positive school changes and improvement. Therefore, professional learning communities could develop collaborative working approach to achieve the transformation collectively. Five dimensions of professional learning communities will be employed in this study, namely: supportive and shared leadership, collective learning, shared values and vision, supportive and shared condition, and shared personal practice (Hord, 2004). Therefore, this study provides insight into how professional learning communities cultures in Malaysian polytechnic influence OCB from the perspective of the academic lecturers.n un

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: organizational citizenship behaviour; professional learning communities; transformation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 06:52
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3397
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