Organizational Politics, Workplace Bullying and Job Performance among Reporters

Zainab Bibi, (BS, 2014-2018) Supervisors: Ghulam Ishaq & Rafia Rafique PhD

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

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

This study aimed to investigate the relationship of organizational politics and workplace bullying with job performance among reporters. It was hypothesized that organizational politics and workplace bullying would to influence the job performance of reporters. The sample of this study was drawn conveniently and comprised of 70 men reporters and 70 woman reporters with the age range of between 21 and 33 years (M = 27.4, SD = 6.1). Correlational research design was used to examine the proposed hypotheses. Perceived Organizational Political Scale (POPS; IAP Psychological Abstracts (2018), Negative Act Questionnaire Rating Scale (NAQ-R; Einarsen, 2001), Job Performance Scale (Goodman & Svyantek, 1999) were used to collect information. Correlation between the variables revealed that job performance was being negatively related with organizational politics and workplace bullying. Hierarchical regression results also revealed that organizational politics and workplace bullying predicted the job performance. Independent sample t-test findings also revealed that there was gender difference between organizational politics and workplace bullying. The results of our study will help the different organizations that how job performances of the employees are being affected due to organizational politics and workplace bullying. The research will further guide about the gender wise comparisons among employees. The current study recommended that others factors should be study which are affecting the job performance of employees.

Keywords:    Organizational politics, workplace bullying, job performance, reporters.

 

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