''When would you do it?'' An investigation into the effects of retaliation, seriousness of malpractice and occupation on willingness to blow the whistle

Masser, B. and Brown, R. (1996) ''When would you do it?'' An investigation into the effects of retaliation, seriousness of malpractice and occupation on willingness to blow the whistle. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 6 (2). pp. 127-130. ISSN 1052-9284. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A questionnaire study involving white collar workers (n = 48) investigated the effects of the threat of retaliation, seriousness of malpractice and occupational status of the observer on the likelihood and method of whistle-blowing chosen. In line with previous whistle-blowing and bystander intervention research, the likelihood of whistle-blowing was greater for serious malpractices and where threatened retaliation was low. The effect of retaliation was only significant for serious white collar malpractices and in every situation internal whistle-blowing was more likely than external. The general likelihood of whistle-blowing was positively correlated with the perception that reporting the malpractice would result in change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: whistle-blowing; fear of retaliation; seriousness of malpractice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 16:16
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2009 16:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18666 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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