Comparison of Political Behaviour Perceptions of X and Y Generations

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Comparison of Political Behaviour Perceptions of X and Y Generations
Author(s): Ayse Elvan Pehlivan, Latife Kilicsal, Duygu Kizildag
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Year: 2019
Page: 219-231
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2019.164
Employees within the organization, which is also a political structure, conduct various behaviors in order to gain power or to stand up for their self. These behaviors, which are defined as political behavior, can create obstacles or negativities for other employees while they benefit from some of the employees and evaluate them positively. The political perception of behaviors and their positive or negative evaluations depends on the people, situation or time. Also, different generations can evaluate political behaviors from the varied perspective. In this context, the study aims to investigate the effect of generational differences on organizational political behavior perception. For this purpose, interviews with assumption questions based on three different scenarios were conducted with eight participants, who are the academic staff of Afyon Kocatepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. After one-to-one interviews conducted as a pilot study, it was determined that generational differences have not a significant effect on the perception of political behavior.

Keywords: Generation, Generational Differences, Political Behavior, Perception of Political Behavior

JEL Classification: D23, L20, M10 Full Text