Document Type : Original Research


Department of Economics and Management, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, China


The self-directed career attitude involves assuming responsibility and authority over one's career trajectory and actively directing one's professional development. This study examines the impact of self-directed career attitude (SDCA) on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). This study also examines the mediating role of trust between the self-directed career attitude and OCB. Four hypothesis was developed to test the direct and indirect relationship. Primary data was collected through a questionnaire and analyzed through partial least square structural equation modeling. The SPSS was used to analyze the demographic information. The underpinning theory used in this study was self-determination theory. The test results show the positive direct relationship of SDCA, OCB and trust. The results also show the significant positive mediating effect of trust between SDCA and OCB. This research contributes to comprehending the mechanisms and consequences of behavior on human resources, which is essential for effective career management and developing appropriate HR policies.


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