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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

The role of citizenship behavior in personal learning and work-family enrichment

Frontiers of Business Research in ChinaSelected Publications from Chinese Universities20115:123

  • Received: 14 July 2010
  • Published:


Extending the research on work-family interface in the Chinese context, the present study examines how organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) may enrich the quality of OCB performers’ family life through personal learning. Results from a sample of 385 supervisor-subordinate dyads in China show that OCB is positively associated with work-to-family enrichment. This association is fully mediated by one type of personal learning, namely personal skill development. The findings are discussed with respect to their theoretical contributions and practical implications in Chinese contexts.


  • organizational citizenship behavior
  • personal learning
  • work-family enrichment