Title: Employees’ intention to blow the whistle: The role of fairness and moral identity
Authors: Proost, Karin ×
Pavlinksa, Adriana
Baillien, Elfi
Brebels, Lieven
Van den Broeck, Anja #
Issue Date: 2013
Series Title: Psihologia Resurselor Umane Revista Asociaţiei de Psihologie Indusstrială şi Organizaţională vol:11 pages:15-29
Abstract: In this study we focused on key concepts – moral identity and fairness – in order to explain whistleblowing
intention. We examined the relationship between intention to blow the whistle and moral identity, and explored
the moderating effect of perceived supervisor procedural fairness in this relationship. Our results showed that
employees (N = 278) with a strong moral identity were more likely to blow the whistle on wrongdoing of which
they had become aware of, and employees who were low in moral identity were less likely to blow the whistle.
Furthermore, we found that the impact of moral identity on the intention to blow the whistle is increased by high
procedural fairness, and that low procedural fairness leaves this relationship insignificant. These findings
represent new insights into the study of whistleblowing.
ISSN: 1583-7327
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies (WOS Bxl), Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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