An Analysis of the Effect of Bureaucratic Culture on Organizational Laziness with the Mediating Role of Organizational Paranoia

Document Type : Applied Article


1 Professor, College of Management and Economic, University of Lorestan, Khoramabad, Iran

2 PhD Student, College of Management and Economic, University of Lorestan , Khoramabad, Iran

3 PhD Student, College of Management and Economic, University of Lorestan, Khoramabad, Iran


The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of bureaucratic culture on organizational laziness with the mediating role of organizational paranoia. This study is a descriptive survey research, and in terms of purpose is an applied research. In this study, a standard questionnaire was used to measure variables. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were confirmed using the content validity method and Cronbach's alpha. The statistical population of the study was comprised of governmental organizations in Khorramabad city, out of which 384 employees were selected as sample members using convenience sampling method and Cochran formula. Data was analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling with Amos and SPSS. The results show that at confidence level of 0.95, bureaucratic culture has a positive and significant effect on laziness and organizational paranoia. In addition, the analysis of indirect paths shows that organizational paranoia has mediates the effect of bureaucratic culture on organizational laziness. As a result, it can be said that when the organization's employees are deprived of the freedom of action, autonomy, independence, and creativity by the system and its bureaucratic culture, they get pessimistic and paranoid about organizational laws and regulations, lose their motivation and efficiency, and become infected with organizational laziness.


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