Relationship between Perceived Employability and Sabotage Behaviour
The Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Support and Procedural Justice
Keywords:Perceived employability, Sabotage behaviour, Perceived organizational support, Procedural Justice, Manufacturing organizations
The mechanism connecting perceived employability to sabotage behaviour which is a major challenge that can undermine the performance and general effectiveness of an organization is an under-researched area in the field of management. Drawing on the social exchange theory, this study examined the moderating role of perceived organizational support (POS) and procedural justice (PJ) in the relationship between perceived employability and sabotage behaviour among employees in manufacturing organizations. A correlational research design and quantitative approach for data collection was utilized. Simple random sampling was utilized for selecting 171 employees from the manufacturing organizations. Regression analysis (Hayes PROCESS macro model 1) was used for testing the hypotheses via IBM-SPSS Statistics. The result of the study indicated that perceived employability positively and significantly predicted sabotage behaviour. POS and PJ moderated the relationship between perceived employability and sabotage behaviour. The results of the study highlighted the importance of POS and PJ in attenuating the effect of perceived employability on sabotage behaviour. It was recommended that organizations should ensure that employees are respected and recognized for their contributions, their well-being should be prioritized and fairness should be visible and well established in the organization.