A Framework for Research and Practice: Relationship among Perception of Organizational Politics, Perceived Organization Support, Organizational Commitment and Work Engagements


Since the Reform and Opening-up in China, the rapid development of China’s economy has lasted for nearly forty years. As the basic units of economic activity, Chinese enterprises also continue to grow. Especially in recent years, the enterprises have become increasingly scientific and standardized. However, the “Officer Standard”, residual product of thousands of years of Chinese feudal society and the centralization consciousness in culture, leads to organizational polities existing in various organizations. Moreover, the inevitable contradiction between the scarcity of resources and the multiplicity of interests aggravates intrigue and calculation. As a subjective understanding and evaluation of the degree of Self-Interest behaviors of other people in the organization, perception of organizational politics has been proved to have an important impact on the attitude and behavior of employees. As a heated research topic of active organization behavior, work engagement may be affected by the perception of organizational politics of the staff, and has a profound influence on the organization's vitality and development. Based on the Chinese cultural background, this research theoretically studies the relationship among the perception of organizational politics, perceived organization support, organizational commitment and work engagement. We adopt the method of literature research and go over the related research results systematically. At the same time, we put forward the theoretical model of this study by employing Conservation of Resources theory and Social Exchange theory. Our research result has indicated that the perception of organizational politics is negatively related to work engagement, in which organizational commitment plays a mediating role and perceived organization support plays a regulating role.

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Rong, Z. and Cao, G. (2015) A Framework for Research and Practice: Relationship among Perception of Organizational Politics, Perceived Organization Support, Organizational Commitment and Work Engagements. Open Journal of Business and Management, 3, 433-440. doi: 10.4236/ojbm.2015.34043.

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