School Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale (OCBS)

1. Teachers help students on their own time
2. Teachers waste a lot of class time.
3. Teachers voluntarily help new teachers.
4. Teachers volunteer to serve on new committees.
5. Teachers volunteer to sponsor extracurricular activities.
6. Teachers arrive to work and meetings on time.
7. Teachers take the initiative to introduce themselves to substitutes and assist them.
8. Teachers begin class promptly and use class time effectively.
9. Teachers give colleagues advanced notice of changes in schedule or routine.
10. Teachers give an excessive amount of busy work.
11. Teacher committees in this school work productively.
12. Teachers make innovative suggestions to improve the overall quality of our school
1= Strongly
Disagree‚ 2= Disagree‚ 3= Somewhat
Disagree‚ 4= Somewhat Agree‚ 5= Agree‚ 6= Strongly
Reverse score items 2 and 10
For high school: [100X (items mean – 3.69)/ 0.19] +500
For middle school: [100X (items mean – 3.74)/ 0.24] +500
For elementary school: [100X (items mean – 3.86)/ 0.27] +500
This instrument can be found at:    

DiPaola‚ M.‚ & Tschannen-Moran‚ M. (2001). Organizational citizenship behavior in schools and its relationship to school climate. Journal of School Leadership‚ 11 (5)‚ pp. 424-47.

DiPaola‚ M‚ Tarter‚ C.‚ & Hoy‚ W. K. (2005). Measuring organizational citizenship in schools: The OCB Scale. In Wayne K. Hoy & Cecil Miskel (Eds.) Leadership and Reform in American Public Schools. Greenwich‚ CT: Information Age.