Insiders maintain voice: A psychological safety model of organizational politics

Jinsong Li, Long-Zeng Wu, Dong Liu, Ho Kwong Kwan, Jun Liu
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management, December 2013, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10490-013-9371-7

What is it about?

We present a psychological safety model of organizational politics to account for the effects that exposure to organizational politics has on voice behavior. In particular, we hypothesize that psychological safety mediates the negative relation between organizational politics, as perceived by employees, and their voice behavior. Moreover, we examine the extent to which perceived insider status alleviates the main effect of organizational politics and the indirect effect of psychological safety. Using a sample of 283 supervisor–subordinate dyads in six electronic companies at two time points in China, our results fully support the hypotheses and provide new directions for politics and voice research.

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