Title: Impact of perceived organisational politics on job attitudes in health sector of Pakistan: the moderating role of Islamic work ethic

Authors: Hira Salah Ud Din Khan; Ma Zhiqiang; Abdul-Aziz Ibn Musah; Thomas Bilaliib Udimal

Addresses: School of Management, Jiangsu University, No. 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, 212013, China ' School of Management, Jiangsu University, No. 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, 212013, China ' Department of Statistics, Tamale Technical University, P.O. Box 3 E/R Northern Region, Tamale, Ghana ' School of Management, Jiangsu University, No. 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, 212013, China

Abstract: This research study investigated two manifold objectives. The first objective is to inspect the impact of perceived organisational politics on job attitudes (job satisfaction, job involvement and organisational commitment) and second objective aims to explore the moderating impact of Islamic work ethic on the association between perceived organisational politics and job attitudes. Data was collected from 310 nurses employed in health division of different cities in Pakistan through systematic random sampling. This was done through self-administered questionnaire. Convergent validity of studied constructs and associations were tested through measurement model and structural equation modelling respectively. The results revealed that perceived organisational politics is significantly and negatively related to job satisfaction and organisational commitment. However, the findings did not support the negative effect of perceived organisational politics and job involvement. Moreover, the result indicated that Islamic work ethic weakens the negative association between perceived organisational politics and both job satisfaction and organisational commitment. The current study provides a new perspective for employees' attitude that result in organisation's accomplishment. Limitations and suggestion for future research are discussed.

Keywords: perceived organisational politics; POP; Islamic work ethic; IWE; job attitudes; job satisfaction; job involvement; organisational commitment.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2019.102842

Middle East Journal of Management, 2019 Vol.6 No.6, pp.767 - 791

Available online: 13 Aug 2019 *

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