Nexus among Perceived Organizational Politics and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Under the lenses of Social Exchange Perceptions

  • Ayesha Nawal Faculty of Business and Management, UniSZA
  • Zainudin Awang UniSZA
  • Asad ur Rehman Faculty of Business and Management, UniSZA
  • Hamid Mehmood Faculty of Business and Management, UniSZA
Keywords: Innovation, service innovation, educational institutes, higher education, technology


Employee-organization relationship is most debatable and interested phenomena of organizational behavior research stream. This study aims to investigate the influence of perceived organizational politics on organizational citizenship behavior under the lenses of social exchange theory. This study also propose that perceptions of social exchange not only mitigate the influence of perceived organizational politics but also enhance employees’ voluntary efforts to engage in extra-role behaviors. Data was collected from the staff of SMEs operating in Lahore, Pakistan. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from target respondents. Results revealed that perceived organizational politics do not directly have negative influence on organizational citizenship behavior. However, perceived organizational politics has effect on social exchange perceptions and social exchange perceptions have positive influence on citizenship behavior. Indirect relationship exists among POP and OCB which is fully mediated by social exchange perceptions.


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Nawal, A., Awang, Z., Rehman, A. ur, & Mehmood, H. (2020). Nexus among Perceived Organizational Politics and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Under the lenses of Social Exchange Perceptions. The Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP), 1(3), 7-16.
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