• Vol 21, No 2 (2017)
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Too-Much-of-a-Good-Thing effect of Prosocial Silence and Voice

Asad Shahjehan, Muhammad Yasir


Publish at : 01 Dec 2017
Hubs-Asia : Hubs-Asia Vol 21, No 2 (2017)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7454/mssh.v21i2.3505


Cite this article as:
Shahjehan, A., & Yasir, M. (2017). Too-Much-of-a-Good-Thing effect of Prosocial Silence and Voice. Makara Human Behavior Studies In Asia, 21(2), 105-112. DOI:10.7454/mssh.v21i2.3505
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Asad Shahjehan Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra 21300, Pakistan
Muhammad Yasir Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra 21300, Pakistan
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Abstract

This study assesses the effects of prosocial silence and voice on organizational citizenship behaviors directed towards individuals under the “Too-Much-of-a-Good-Thing” theory. It is assumed that greater prosocial silence and voice lead to organizational citizenship. However, the theory of too-much-of-a-good-thing suggests that extreme behaviors may perversely have a negative effect raising the possibility that the relationship is curvilinear rather than linear. A similar nonlinear relationship is suggested in this study. Standardized measures of prosocial voice, prosocial silence and organizational citizenship were collected from 381 faculty members from three mid-cycle universities. Regression analyses revealed a significant curvilinear (an inverted U-Shaped) relationship between prosocial voice and organizational citizenship and likewise prosocial silence and organizational citizenship. Too little and, similarly, too much prosocial voice and silence were associated with worse organizational citizenship.

Keywords

Prosocial Silence, Prosocial Voice, Organization citizenship behavior, Too Much of a Good Thing