Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences – Vol (11), Issue (2), 2018

How Destructive Organizational Parameters Affect Work Engagement: Investigating the Role of Abusive Supervision

Yasser Arfat, Muqqadas Rehman, Usman Aslam

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.




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