Linking political behavior in performance appraisals to distributive justice as a determinant of job satisfaction

Azman Ismail, Awangku Mohamad Najib, Mohd Mursyid Arshad

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of political behavior in performance appraisals and distributive justice on job satisfaction using self-report questionnaires gathered from employees at a government linked postal company in East Malaysia, Borneo island. The outcomes of stepwise regression analysis showed two important findings; firstly, relationship between motivational motive and distributive justice significantly correlated with job satisfaction. Secondly, relationship between punishment motive and distributive justice significantly correlated with job satisfaction. Statistically, this result confirms that distributive justice does act as a mediating variable in the relationship between political behavior in performance appraisals and job satisfaction in the studied organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-118
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Distributive justice
Job satisfaction
Performance appraisal
Political behavior
Employees
Self-report
Malaysia
Regression analysis
Government
Stepwise regression
Questionnaire
Punishment

Keywords

  • Distributive justice
  • Job satisfaction
  • Motive
  • Nigeria
  • Political behavior
  • Self-respect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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Linking political behavior in performance appraisals to distributive justice as a determinant of job satisfaction. / Ismail, Azman; Najib, Awangku Mohamad; Arshad, Mohd Mursyid.

In: International Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012, p. 109-118.

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