Organizational Discrimination, Politics and Citizenship Behaviour in University Non-Teaching Staff

Saba Amjad (BS, 2014-2018) Supervisor: Shahnila Tariq, PhD

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245


The present study intended to find out the relationship between organizational discrimination,  politics  and  citizenship  behaviour  in  university non-teaching staff. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between organizational discrimination, politics and citizenship behaviour. It was hypothesized that organizational discrimination and politics would predict citizenship behaviour. Correlational research design and non-probability sampling strategy was used to recruit the sample of N = 150 university non-teaching staff with age range 25-40 years. The Organizational Discrimination Scale (James, 1994), Organizational Political Scale (Kacmer & Ferris, 1991) and Organizational Citizenship Behavior (Spector, 2012) were used for data collection. Results revealed that there was a negative relationship between organizational discrimination and citizenship behaviour. Moreover, organizational discrimination was negatively predicted citizenship behaviour. These results have implications in various research settings, can increase or decrease the organizational efficiency or productivity depending on the structure or policies.

Keywords: Organizational discrimination, politics, citizenship behaviour, non-teaching staff.

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