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

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Haji Waseem Abbas

National University of Modern Languages (NUML)

Muhammad Shafique

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET)

Professor Faisal Qadeer

The University of Lahore

Noman Moin ud Din

National University of Modern Languages (NUML)

Rashid Ahmad

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore

Shahzadi Saleem

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Abbas, Haji Waseem and Shafique, Muhammad and Qadeer, Faisal and Moin ud Din, Noman and Ahmad, Rashid and Saleem, Shahzadi, Impact of Perceptions of Organizational Politics on Employees’ Job Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Self-Efficacy and Personal Political Skills (2015). Science International, 27(3). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2631403

Haji Waseem Abbas

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) ( email )

NUML H-9
Islamabad, Capital City Islamabad 44000
Pakistan

Muhammad Shafique

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET) ( email )

G.T. Road Lahore
Lahore, 54890
Pakistan

Faisal Qadeer (Contact Author)

The University of Lahore ( email )

1 - KM Defence Road
Lahore, Punjab
Pakistan

HOME PAGE: http://www.uol.edu.pk/Home

Noman Moin ud Din

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) ( email )

Lahore
Pakistan

Rashid Ahmad

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore ( email )

1.5 Defence Road
Off Raiwind Road
Lahore, Punjab
Pakistan

Shahzadi Saleem

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore ( email )

1.5 Defence Road
Off Raiwind Road
Lahore, Punjab
Pakistan

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