International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Examining the Effects of Emotional Intelligence on the Relationship between Organizational Politics and Job Performance
Dr. Sarminah Samad

This paper presents a study which determined the relationship between organizational politics (OP) and its components with job performance (JP). The components of OP are general political behavior (GPB); going along to get ahead (GATGA) and pay and promotion policies (PPP). Consequently the study investigated the most prevailing aspect of OP that influenced JP. The study also examined the role of emotional intelligence (EI) in moderating the relationship between OP and JP. The multistage random sampling consisted of 349 civil service staff were in Malaysian public organizations. The results revealed that the overall OP and its components were related negatively to job performance. The GATGA aspect of OP emerged as the most prevailing factor that influenced JP. Meanwhile the study found that EI despite of its positive and significant relationship with JP, however it did not moderate the OP and JP relationship. Findings and implications for managerial practices from the study are discussed and put forward.

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