How Destructive Organizational Parameters Affect Work Engagement: Investigating the Role of Abusive Supervision
Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan
The research investigates the destructive consequences of organizational injustice, politics and workplace ostracism in public sector workers. The research data have been obtained randomly from 373 public sector workers. Organizational politics, authority influence, power influence, injustice practice, and workplace ostracism are more prevalent and detrimental in public sector workers particularly in developing and emerging countries. However, there are limited research studies available on these destructive organizational parameters exclusively in the setting of an Asian culture. Our study aimed to overcome shortcomings of previous studies and brings an emerging theoretical model in real context of public sector organizations. The results exhibited the negative association among organizational injustice, destructive politics, workplace ostracism and work engagement (WE). The study is also highlighted that abusive supervision can increase the intensity of unfair practices, destructive politics, and workplace ostracism that are the causes to reduce the level of work engagement. The interactive effect of abusive supervision is rarely nvestigated in the relationships among organizational injustice, negative politics, workplace ostracism and work engagement.
Keywords: Abusive supervision, organizational injustice, destructive politics, workplace ostracism, and work engagement.