The Relationship between Organizational Image and Organizational Citizenship Perception of Academicians

Hale Betül Akıncı Tanyıldız, Hüseyin Serin


Today, organizations have to give a positive image to their internal and external stakeholders. There is a need for a positive image for employees to strive for the benefit of the organization. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the perception of organizational image and organizational citizenship behavior of academicians. In order to address this objective the organizational image questionnaire which was developed by Uluçay (2012), and organizational citizenship questionnaire which was developed for higher education institutions by Taşçı and Koç (2007) were used. The questionnaire was applied to 340 academicians. The results show that organizational image perception of the academicians differs significantly according to gender and type of university. According to the findings, organizational image perceptions of female academicians are higher than male academicians, and it is found that organizational image of foundation universities is higher compared to state universities. Also, there is a significant relationship between academicians’ organizational citizenship behavior and certain variables such as age, vocational seniority and working year in university. As academicians’ age, professional seniority and working year in university increase, so does their performance of organizational citizenship behavior. The results show that there is a positive relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and organizational image.


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