African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4094

Full Length Research Paper

Combined effects of perception of politics and political skill on employee job outcomes

Farooq Ahmed Jam1*, Rauf Ahmad Sheikh2, Husnain Iqbal3, Bilal Hassan Zaidi3, Yasir Anis3 and Mashood Muzaffar3
  1Faculty of Management Studies, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. 2Faculty of Management Science, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 19 September 2011
  •  Published: 07 October 2011

Abstract

 

This cross sectional field survey was aimed at exploring the direct and combined effects of political skill and politics perception on employee job outcomes such as job stress, affective commitment, intention to quit and contextual performance. Using a sample of 300 managerial employees from public and private sector organizations of Pakistan, results revealed significant differences in intention to quit and contextual performance for combined effects of political skill and perception of organizational politics. Managerial implications and future research directions are given at the end.

 

Key words: Perception of organizational politics, job stress, affective commitment, intention to quit, contextual performance, Pakistan.