IO Psych Term: Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship, a dimension of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is “an employee’s willingness to tolerate less-than-ideal working conditions and circumstances without complaining.”

Source: Nielsen, T. M., Bachrach, D. G., Sundstrom, E., & Halfhill, T. R. (2012). Utility of OCB: Organizational citizenship behavior and group performance in a resource allocation framework. Journal of Management, 38(2), 668-694.

About the Author

Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Dr. Butina, who hosts the Department 12 Podcast, is an industrial-organizational psychologist with interests in training, leadership development, talent management, and positive psychology in the workplace.

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