In the era of competition where world become a global village and the survival of the fittest is possible only, an important concept perception of organizational politics (POP) has gained prominence and therefore attracted organizational studies researchers and practitioners. In spite of scarce research on the topic of POP, there is a little research on the effect of POP on employee outcomes especially in developing countries. In order to test the hypotheses, primary data was collected from 780 faculty members of higher education institutions (HEIs) with a response rate of 87% (678). Structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied to test the hypothesized relationships of the study. The key findings of the study indicated that POP has a significant impact on employee outcomes including employee turnover intention, job satisfaction, employee engagement and counterproductive work behaviors. Study at hand contributes to the existing body of knowledge around the subject POP by investigating the impact of employees perception of organizational politics on their attitudes and behaviors in their workplace. Particularly, to the best of researchers knowledge, a few organizational research studies have been conducted in the field of higher education investigating such relationship. The research implications clearly depict that it is useful for academia, industry practitioners and technical experts.
Key words: Perceived organizational politics, Higher education, Counterproductive work behaviors, Job satisfaction, Employee turnover intention, Employee outcomes, Employee engagement, Service sector