Author(s): Hossein Sharafi, Mir Hassan Seyedameri
The aim of this study was to the moderating role of organizational politics perception in the relationship between organizational justice and job satisfaction of the staff of Iran's ministry of sports and youths during 2016-2017. Through the application of the Cochran's formula, 268 individuals were randomly selected as the sample of study. To the end of collection of the data required for the study, standard questionnaires were used for each variable. The validity of the former questionnaires was approved subsequent to incorporation of the recommendations of eight experts and instructors in the field of physical education. In addition the convergent validity of the questionnaires was approved through approval of the indices of factor load and calculation of AVE value. The reliability of questionnaires was approved through the application of the Cronbach's alpha method. Structural model based analysis of data was conducted using the PLS v.3.0 Software. Results shown that organizational justice has a statistically significant and positive effect on job satisfaction while the moderating role of organizational politics perception is also verified. However, considering the negativity of the relationship between organizational politics perception and organizational justice and job satisfaction it can be said that increased organizational politics perception decreases the intensity of the relationship between organizational justice and job satisfaction. According results increased organizational politics perception can both increase and decrease the organizational justice and subsequently the job satisfaction of staff of Iran's ministry of sports and youths. Therefore, the managers of sports organizations must do their best to decrease the organizational politics perception of their employees.