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The nexus among perceived organizational support, organizational justice and cynicism

Cem Sen (Turkish Military Representation to NATO, Bruxelles, Belgium)
Ibrahim Sani Mert (Antalya Bilim University, College of Business and Social Sciences, Antalya, Turkey)
A. Mohammed Abubakar (Antalya Bilim University, College of Business and Social Sciences, Antalya, Turkey)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Article publication date: 6 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

A traditional view of an ideal workplace is an organization with a justice climate and a supportive atmosphere. Over the past years, justice and support practices in the workplace have received significant scholarly, practical and even political attention. Unfortunately, theoretical underpinnings and literature associated with these themes vary across multiple disciplines, cultural and contextual settings. To fill the void from the Turkish contextual perspective, the present study aims to examine the association among perceived organizational support (POS), organizational justice and cynicism.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample was chosen from the public employees in the central organization of two ministries in Ankara Province. Data through questionnaires were collected by the conveniency method from a total of 326 public employees. The proposed model is analyzed withvariance-based structural equation modeling technique.

Findings

Results suggest that POS and organizational justice exert a negative impact on cynicism. In particular, as employees-POS and organizational justice increases, the tendency for organizational cynicism decreases.

Originality/value

In today’s dynamic environment, controlling and reducing the cynicism, which emerges as an important threat to the success of organizations, of employees has become essential in obtaining a sustainable competitive advantage. The originality of this research stems from its ability to put forward how to manage and control cynicism, with the help of organizational support and organizational justice and hence have a power that increases personal and organizational efficiency and performance from the Turkish contextual perspective. There is limited research examining the relationship among organizational POS, organizational justice and cynicism in the Turkish context.

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Acknowledgements

Declarations of Interest: None.

Funding: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. The authors have no conflict of interest.

Citation

Sen, C., Mert, I.S. and Abubakar, A.M. (2021), "The nexus among perceived organizational support, organizational justice and cynicism", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-11-2020-2488

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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