Impact of Perceptions of Organizational Politics on Employees’ Job Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Self-Efficacy and Personal Political Skills
Science International, 27(3)
6 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2015
Date Written: 2015
Organizational politics within the organization is considered as a source of stress and dissatisfaction among employees. Many organizations are working to eradicate organizational politics within them, but most of them are unsuccessful to eliminate this epidemic phenomenon. By using data from 101 employees from different organizations in Lahore-Pakistan, this study reviews the relationship between perception of organizational politics and job attitudes (OC, JS and IL). This study also examines the role of self-efficacy and personal political skills in moderating the relationship between organizational politics and job outcomes. The results of the study imply that perception of organizational politics has significant negative effects on organizational commitment and job satisfaction and a positive but insignificant relationship with intention to leave. Personal political skill and self-efficacy moderates the relationship between POP & job outcomes. Politically skilled employees with high level of self-efficacy remain committed even when the POP is high within the organization. Moreover, self-efficacy does not moderate the relationship between POP and job satisfaction.
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