Accession Number : ADA247620

Title :   Dimensionality and Construct Validity of the Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Nye, Lendell G. ; Witt, L. A.

Report Date : FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This study examined the dimensionality and construct validity of Kacmar and Ferris (1991) Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS), which is comprised of 3 subscales -- General Political Behavior, Going Along to Get Ahead, and Pay and Promotion. Results of analyses conducted on data collected from 1,297 civilian government employees were inconsistent with a multidimensional factor structure of the POPS. Principal components and confirmatory factor analyses failed to confirm the Kacmar and Ferris 3-factor solution. Rather, the results indicated that the POPS was unidimensional. POPS scores were strongly and inversely related to scores on the Eisenberger, Huntington, Hutchison, and Sowa (1986) Survey of Perceived Organizational Support (SPOS). POPS and SPOS scores were not differentially correlated with other job attitude measures. Dimensionality, Validity, Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS).

Descriptors :   *JOBS, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, STRUCTURES, SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE