Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Anthony Paquin, Elizabeth Shoenfelt, Reagan Brown
Department of Psychology
Master of Arts
This study examines the relationship between feedback and the perception of organizational politics. The formal/informal delivery is an area researchers have yet to evaluate. Prior research in organizational politics involves, but is not limited to management positions, job satisfaction, corporate citizenship, cynicism, commitment, and withdrawal. As such, this line of research study is important because of the role ambiguity plays in the feedback process, or lack of feedback, and the effect it has on behavior expressed through dysfunctional political behaviors (Ferris, Russ, & Fandt, 1989). A sample of 176 responses was analyzed from various professions and organizational levels, of which 71 were male and 105 were female. Consistent with the hypotheses, results indicated job feedback, informal feedback, and formal feedback all have a strong negative relationship with the perception of organizational politics. Post hoc results showed no difference when controlling for age, gender and tenure.
Business | Human Resources Management | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Performance Management | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Oatley, Gayle, "Breaking Feedback Down & Evaluating the Relationship with the Perception of Organizational Politics" (2008). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3435.