Organization of Work: Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale

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Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale

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Content Area(s)

  • Power structure
  • Organizational politics

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures

Organizational politics (15 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument


Developmental Status of the Instrument

Development completed; one or more evaluations completed.


Original: English

Other: unknown

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Reliability: Coefficient alpha: 0.81 to 0.91.

Validity: Correlates negatively with perceived organizational support, job satisfaction and job involvement.

Selected Reference

Maslyn JM, Fedor DB (1998) Perceptions of politics: Does measuring different foci matter? Journal of Applied Psychology, 83:645-653.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees


Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Kacmar KM and Carlson DS (1997) Further validation of the Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS): A multiple sample investigation, Journal of Management, 23(5):627-658.