Relationship between perception of organizational politics and organizational citizenship behavior: testing a moderated mediation model

  • Naseer Abbas Khan
  • Ali Nawaz KhanEmail author
  • Summan Gul
Original Article


This study applies social exchange theory to explain how the perception of organizational politics (POP) affects organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). In particular, the current study hypothesizes that moral efficacy negatively mediates the relationship between POP and OCB. Moreover, this study investigates how perceived insider status moderates the negative effect of POP on moral efficacy. This study uses a sample of 392 supervisor–subordinate dyads from touring companies at two different time periods in Southern China. Results support study hypotheses and provide new research directions for studying organizational politics and OCB.


Perception of organizational politics Moral efficacy Perception of insider status Organizational citizenship behavior Social exchange theory 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naseer Abbas Khan
    • 1
  • Ali Nawaz Khan
    • 2
    Email author
  • Summan Gul
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public AffairsUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Economics and ManagementTongji UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.University of SargodhaSargodhaPakistan

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