The study bridges the research gap concerning the direct
relation of policymaking (PM) and policy-based attitude (PBA), later
by investigating the moderation of superior-subordinate
communication (SSC) in their relationship by advancing the LMX
theory. Using the demonstrative sample (n=253) collected from the
in-service bureaucrats of Punjab, data were analyzed by using (SEM)
Structural Equation Modeling approach on AMOS 22.0. The
findings demonstrate that a positive relationship existed between
policymaking and policy-based attitude. Meanwhile, SSC moderates
the policymaking and policy-based attitude positively. It also suggests
some recommendations for improving the policymaking by ensuring
the availability of SSC channels among the bureaucracy of Punjab.
1-Syed Hassan RazaLecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Tahir MahmoodAssistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. 3-Moneeba IftikharLecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Superior-Subordinate Communication, Policymaking, Policy-Based Attitude, Pakistan. Bureaucracy of Punjab.