THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WHISTLEBLOWING AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AMOUNG GIRESUN PRIVATE HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES
GİRESUN İLİ ÖZEL HASTANE ÇALIŞANLARINDA AÇIK ETME (WHİSTLEBLOWİNG) VE ÖRGÜTSEL BAĞLILIK İLİŞKİSİ

Author : Murat AYAR - Reyhan Ayşen WOLFF
Number of pages : 371-382

Summary

With globalization, changes and developments are experienced in every field and businesses are also changing rapidly. Transport, communication, information and technological developments have made changes in many areas compulsory. A compelling competitive environment, greater production considerations at lower costs, and other uncertainties can lead to ethical or illegal behavior. Whistleblowing is very important in revealing these ethical or illegal behaviors. Whistleblowing is defined as reporting non-ethical, immoral and/or unlawful behaviour inside and/or outside an institution. Organizational commitment implies a worker’s high level of belief and acceptance of the institution’s goals and values. When we think of the individual or organizational and social benefits the whistleblowing function is very important. When it comes to hospitals, human life is the main concern. Whistleblowing can help in preventing bad outcomes. This study is conducted by surveying workers of two private hospitals located in central Giresun. This study examines the relationship between whistleblowing and an organizations commitment to its’ values. 196 hospital workers participated in this survey. Correlation analysis and regression analysis was performed by using data obtained from questionnaire with SPSS program. According to correlation analysis, it was determined that a significant positive relationship between all dimensions of whistleblowing and organizational commitment. According to the results of regression analysis; it was determined that a positive effect of all dimensions of whistleblowing on organizational commitment.

Keywords

Whistleblowing, Internal Whistleblowing, External Whistleblowing, Organizational Commitment

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