Academic journal article Journal of Politics and Law

Political Behavior and Its Impact on the Level of Organizational Conflict: An Analytical Study of the Parliament of Jordan

Academic journal article Journal of Politics and Law

Political Behavior and Its Impact on the Level of Organizational Conflict: An Analytical Study of the Parliament of Jordan

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Abstract

The study aims to diagnose the theoretical and intellectual fundamentals of the two phenomena of political behavior and organizational conflict of the members of the parliament of Jordan (of Notables and Parliament), also it aims to reveal the relation among the basic dimensions of political behavior and organizational conflict, and its organizational and psychological impacts within the causality concept as long as related to both political behavior and organizational conflict.

The study sample consisted of 78 members in the parliament, who have been chosen in a random sample and it formed a rate of 30% of the study, the researcher developed a questionnaire as a tool to gather the necessary data for the study and led to a number of results:

1. There is a difference in the patterns of political behavior and patterns of organizational conflict among the members of the parliament (Notables and representatives).

2. There is a difference in the political behavior strategies and organizational conflict strategies among the members of the parliament.

3. There is a statistically significant correlation between the political behavior dimensions and all of the variables (sex, marital status, functional expertise, and presence times to the parliament and the party to which it belongs), with a rate of 70%.

4. There is a statistically significant correlation between the organizational conflict dimensions and all of the variables (marital status, and presence times to the parliament), with a rate of 29%.

5. The results showed that the political behavior dimensions combined (agreement on objectives, agreement on public policies and personal agreement) and it has been shown a rate of 52.2%, 46.3%, and 48.8%, respectively of the total variation in the organizational conflict dimensions.

Keywords: political behavior, organizational conflict, political behaviors patterns, organizational conflict patterns, organizational conflict strategies, political behavior strategies

1. Introduction

The phenomenon of the political behavior occupied an important aspect of human thoughts in the world and gained a great attention among scientists and researchers in the fields of the humanities and administrative sciences due to the fact that the phenomenon reflected in the most formal relations, especially that most of the conversations and daily meetings in the modern societies between members of organizations on the vocabularies and concepts such as: (Machiavelli, a diplomat, politician in the company, the survival of the fittest, opportunistic and conflict) intended to describe attitudes, behavioral patterns, and phenomenon in the context of the organizational and management life which has become an obstacle that affects the performance of the individuals within the organization, so the political behavior of the individual, the organization, sect, or for the selected elites is the primary experimental fundamental of the organizational and political behaviors and often their common works forms their act collectively where these groups in terms of behavioral not acting and don't act as far as persons who make up the groups in certain ways within the institutions.

Political systems or institutions don't differ from the people behavior quality that find or organize its works and www.ccsenet.org/jpl Journal of Politics and Law Vol. 5, No. 3; 2012 67 if so the institutions must be analyzed according to its individual's behavior and their relation with each other, where there are human beings that decide, foresee and work behind these institutions and its works.

Practitioners of policy making are not prophets with foresight nor are messengers of closed eyes and the way in front of them is not clear nor straight, many of them may always don't know the end of the road, even if the end is in front of them but the stage is exciting even if it didn't culminate always with the crown of success. …

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