Organizational Commitment and Whistle-Blowing: A test of the reformer and the organization man hypotheses

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Abstract

The relationship between organizational commitment and whistle-blowing was studied using a national sample of management accountants. Linear and curvilinear versions of the reformer and the organization man hypotheses were tested with results supporting a purely curvilinear model. More specifically, the relationship between commitment and the intent to report wrong-doing took the form of an inverted U, suggesting that moderate levels of commitment are most likely to result in whistle-blowing. Results were discussed in terns of their implications for theory and research and for management practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-284
Number of pages15
JournalGroup & Organization Management
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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