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Open Communication, Career Development Practices and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Kenya Forest Service
Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 172-180
Received: Jun. 6, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 28, 2020; Published: Jul. 17, 2020
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Judith Chepkemoi, Department of Management Science and Entrepreneurship, Moi University, School of Business & Economics, Eldoret, Kenya
Mwangi Kungu, Department of Management Science and Entrepreneurship, Moi University, School of Business & Economics, Eldoret, Kenya
Razia Mbaraka, Department of Management Science and Entrepreneurship, Moi University, School of Business & Economics, Eldoret, Kenya
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The study determined the moderating role of career development practices on the relationship between open communication and organizational citizenship behaviour. The study was anchored on the social exchange theory. The study employed explanatory research design ingrained with the pragmatism philosophy. The target population of the study comprised of 702 employees drawn from Kenya Forest Service North Rift Conservancy. Multi stage sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 248 respondents. The primary data for the study was collected using closed ended questionnaires and semi-structured interview schedule. Data was analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviation) and inferential statistics (Regression, Correlation and ANOVA) while qualitative data was analyzed using thematic analysis. The hypothesis was tested using multiple regression model and hierarchical regression for moderation. Findings of hierarchical regression showed that career development practices moderate the relationship between open communication and OCB (β=.24, p<0.05, R2Δ=.01). This implies that firms with career development practices have higher probability of improving OCB with open communication. It therefore calls for formulation and promotion of open communication and its effective implementation. Moreover, in order for open communication to enhance OCB, organization needs to implement career development practices.
Career Development Practices, Open Communication, Organizational Citizenship Behavior
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Judith Chepkemoi, Mwangi Kungu, Razia Mbaraka, Open Communication, Career Development Practices and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Kenya Forest Service, Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 172-180. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20200803.18
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