Organizational Politics and Job Outcomes: The Moderating Effect of Trust and Social Support

Eran Vigoda-Gadot, Ilan Talmud

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We propose a model for examining the moderating effect of trust and social support on the relationship between organizational politics and job outcomes. The model was tested empirically using data collected among 142 academics in one of Israel's major research universities. Findings based on interaction effects support the hypothesis that trust and social support are good moderators of the relationship between perceived organizational politics (POPs) and several job outcomes (i.e., job satisfaction, organizational commitment, stress, burnout). In other words, the potentially negative aftermaths of POPs can be controlled and reduced when trust and social support dominate the intra-organizational climate. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings, as well as recommendations for future studies, are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2829-2861
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


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