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.
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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.
|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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