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Journal, 64, 12–14; www.northwest.ca. Whether or not you trust your boss and management probably has a lot to do
with how much they support you, or rather your perceptions of their support.
Perceived organizational support (POS) refers to employees’ general belief that their
organization values their contribution and cares about their well-being. When
employees have positive perceptions of organizational support, they believe that
their organization will provide assistance when it is needed for them to perform
their job effectively and to deal with stressful situations.59
There are a number of factors that contribute to employees’ POS. First, because
supervisors function as representatives of their organizations through their actions
and decisions, they represent the organization to employees. As a result, favourable
treatment and support from supervisors contributes strongly to POS. In addition,
fair organizational procedures as well as favourable rewards and job conditions are
also strongly related to POS.
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