Asif Khan, Nasreen Hussain


The purpose of this research is to empirically test the perception
of organizational politics among university faculty in the context of
Pakistan. The plan of the study involved collection of data about the
perception of organizational politics among the university faculty in
Karachi. The sample size of 110 faculty members from various higher
education institutions was collected. The instrument used for this
study was the 15-item Perception of Organizational Politics Scale
(POPS) developed by Kacmar and Carlson (1997). The scale includes
three section such as People in this organization attempt to build
themselves up by tearing others down; Agreeing with powerful others
is the best alternative in this organization and When it comes to pay
raise and promotion decisions, policies are irrelevant. The result
supports the hypothesis that there is an association between powerful
political groups and employees’ survival in higher education

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