Perception of Politics and its Dual Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Psychological Hardiness
Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
The current study examines the impact of perception of politics (POP) on employee creativity and workplace incivility simultaneously. With paired responses of 187 academic staff from various higher educational institutions of Pakistan, we tested for the main effects of perceived organizational politics on employee creativity and workplace incivility. In addition, the moderating effect of psychological hardiness was also tested. We conducted CFA and path analysis in GSEM (Generalized Structural Equation Model). The findings revealed that higher level of perception of politics lowers employee creativity and enhances workplace incivility. The moderating effect of psychological hardiness was also established.
Keywords: Perception of politics, Employee Creativity, Workplace Incivility, Psychological hardiness