Title: Relationship between perceived organisational politics and workplace ostracism at higher education institutions

Authors: Dewan Niamul Karim

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Business Studies, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the relationship of the three dimensions of perceived organisational politics: general political behaviour, go along to go ahead, and pay and promotion policies with workplace ostracism at higher education institutions. A total of 127 complete responses from full-time faculty members serving in six Bangladeshi public universities were used for the data analysis. The study employed partial least squares path modelling to test the research hypotheses. Drawing on the social exchange theory, the findings of this cross-sectional study revealed a significant positive relationship between three dimensions of perceived organisational politics and workplace ostracism. The findings provided initial evidence that perceived organisational politics is associated with greater employees' feeling of being ostracised in the workplace. Based on the findings, the study suggested theoretical and practical implications, and directions for future research.

Keywords: perceived organisational politics; general political behaviour; go along to go ahead; pay and promotion policies; workplace ostracism; higher education institutions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2021.116529

International Journal of Management in Education, 2021 Vol.15 No.4, pp.318 - 336

Received: 13 Jun 2020
Accepted: 30 Aug 2020

Published online: 27 Jul 2021 *

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