Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of job stress and personality traits in moderating the relationship between the political skills of managers and the deviant behaviors in the municipalities of Mazandaran Province. This study is a descriptive correlational study. Its population includes 212 managers who work in the municipalities of Mazandaran Province. Based on Morgan table, 132 persons were selected as sample. To investigate the hypotheses and research questions, Partial Least Squares approach was used. SPSS V.19 software and Smart PLS2 Software were used to analyze the data. The results show that there is a relationship between the political skills and deviant behaviors. They also show that personality traits moderate the relationship between political skills and deviant behaviors but the job stress doesnít moderate this relationship. So, it is suggested to increase the possibility of the understanding the managerís political skills in the organization because it reduces the incidence of deviant behaviors.
Sanjar Salajeghe and Hamed Enshaei, 2016. The Role of Job Stress and Personality Traits in Moderating the Relationship Between the Political Skills of Managers and the Deviant Behaviors in the Municipalities of Mazandaran Province. The Social Sciences, 11: 6563-6571.