Measuring Organizational Political Perceptions in Construction Industry Employees

A. Erkan Karaman, Tulay Civici


Although organizational politic behavior is present in every firm, it is often difficult to measure. The “Politics Perception Scale”, developed by Kacmar and Ferris [1] in 1991, was used to measure the political behavior within the firm. The absence of such a research for construction sector employees is the starting point of this study. In this study, the perceptions of organizational politics encountered in construction sector employees were analyzed using the “Politics Perception Scale”. Data on the items directed to the participants were collected by a questionnaire. Frequency distribution of measurement items was obtained and reliability analysis was made for the data. Graphical distributions of the items used in the measurement of the factors that constitute the perception of organizational politics scale (POPS) are presented. Correlation coefficients between factors were calculated by correlation analysis. The results showed that among the 5 factors that constitute the perception of organizational politics scale, the factor of “self serving content” ranks first in organizational behavior.

Keywords: Organizational politics, political perception, construction firms.

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/6-11-04

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702