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Does the IT team s climate matter? Investigating the role of perceived organizational politics and perceived psychological contract breaches on deviant behavior
This study empirically investigates a model that links perceived organizational politics, perceived psychological contract breach, and individual production deviance. In this model, the team climate of IT firms is subsequently included as a moderator variable. The data were collected from 160 IT workers and their supervisors in Pakistani IT firms. The outcome from variance-based structural equation modeling implied that perceived organizational politics and perceived psychological contract breaches play an important role in predicting individual production deviation. Besides, IT team climate moderates (increases) the relationship between perceived organizational politics and individual production deviance. However, the IT team climate does not moderate the nexus of perceived psychological contract breaches and individual production deviance. The study concludes with policy recommendations and suggestions for future research.
Index Terms- Individual production deviance; IT team climate; perceived organizational politics; perceived psychological contract breach