The Antecedents of Organizational Politics Perceptions
-- A Study of Western and Chinese Organization in Taiwan
The purpose of this investigation is based on the model proposed by Ferris et al. (1989)to explore the influence factors of perceptions of organizational politics,including personal influences, work environment influences and organizational influences, and to examine if the perceptions of organizational politics is significant different between western and Chinese
organizations in Taiwan.
The sample consisted of 196 from western organization and 437 from Chinese organization. The data was analyzed by applying statistical methods, i.e., descriptive statistics analysis, reliability analysis, factor analysis, correlation analysis and regression analysis.
Results showed that significant influences were observed for both western and Chinese organization to perceive organizational politics.
1. In personal factors, age, sex and type A behavior demonstrate significant influence to perceptions of organizational politics in Chinese organization but not in western organization
2. In work environment factors, automomy and feedback were found significant negative influence to perceptions of organizational politics in western organization but not in Chinese organization
3. In organization facors, democratization was found significant negative influence to perceptions of organizational politics in western organization but not in Chinese organization