SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.25Psychopathy in hispanic populations and clinical considerations for treatmentPrejudice and social distance toward homosexuals by university students author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Revista Puertorriqueña de Psicología

Print version ISSN 1946-2026


MONTALBAN, Ramón Rodríguez; CARDONA, Israel Sánchez  and  LUGO, Miguel Martínez. Psychometric properties of scale of organizational citizenship behaviors of coworkers. Rev. Puertorriq. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.25, pp.30-49. ISSN 1946-2026.

Existing measures of organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) attempt to measure this construct using self-report measures, which induce measurement limitations such as social desirability. One way to overcome this limitation is through the evaluation of OCB by coworkers. The objectives of this study are to develop and to analyze the psychometric properties of the Co-workers Organizational Citizenship Behaviors Scale (COCBS) in a group of employees in Puerto Rico. The sample consisted of 347 employees of various industrial sectors. We analyze the psychometric properties of the COCBS with confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modeling and reliability analysis. The results indicate that the scale fits better to a multidimensional model of five factors. We conclude that the COCBS has adequate psychometric properties for its use in the Puerto Rican organizational context.

Keywords : Organizational citizenship behaviors; organizational support; confirmatory factor analysis; structural equation modeling; and well-being at work.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )