Mediate the Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Relationship with Abusive Supervision and Employees' Innovative self-efficacy

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1 Assistant of educational science, Department of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

2 Assistant prof. of Shiraz University, Shiraz. Iran. *Address for correspondence: Department of Management and Educational Planning, College of Humanity Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Tell: +09176975529, Email:


Introduction: The aim of study was to explain the mediating role of organizational citizenship behavior variable in the relationship between abusive supervision and innovative self-efficacy. 
Methods: The research method is a correlational descriptive research using structural equations modelling. The research sample consisted of 200 staff employees of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences who were selected by stratified random sampling method. The basic tools of this research included 3 scale that include Tepper’s abusive supervision, organizational citizenship behavior Lin et al and employees’ innovative self-efficacy scale Tierney & Farmer and Dörner. To examine the validity and correlational analysis, the SPSS software (version 22) was used. For structural ‎equation modeling (SEM) and also for the model fitness, the Lisrel (version 8.1) was used. 
Result: Findings indicated that there is a significant relationship between all variables. Also, there has a negative and significant effect on employees’ organizational citizenship behavior (t-value= -3.96. sig= 0.0001). In addition, organizational citizenship behavior has a positive and significant effect on employees’ innovative self-efficacy (t-value= 5.10. sig= 0.0001). Therefore, organizational citizenship behavior has a mediating role in the relationship between abusive supervision and employees’ innovative self-efficacy.