The Influence of Organisational Employee Engagement Strategies on Organisational Citizenship Behaviour within Retail Banking. A Case of Amatole District Municipality

Phylis Fungai Banhwa, Crispen Chipunza, Shingirayi Florence Chamisa

Abstract


This study aims to investigate the influence of employee engagement strategies on organisational citizenship behaviour within the retailing banking industry. A survey design was used to realise the research objectives. The sample population was 180 employees of the retail banking sector in Amatole District. A self-designed questionnaire on employee engagement was used as a measuring instrument together with Gallup’s workplace audit questionnaire and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour Measure designed by Podsakoff and MacKenzie (1994). Stratified sampling was used to select respondents. Data was analysed with the SPSS version 19.0. The study identified the chain relationship between employee engagement strategies and organisational citizenship behaviours using the social exchange theory. Results showed that employee engagement leads to increased display of organisational citizenship behaviour by employees. In addition, employee engagement was found to be in itself a form of behavioural transformation, which had effects on the employee involved. . Identified engagement strategies include working conditions, home life balance and wellness among others.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n6p53


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