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PREDICTING WHISTLE-BLOWING INTENTION AMONG SUPERVISORS IN MALAYSIA

Nadzri Ab Ghani (), Jeremy Galbreath and Robert Evans
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Robert Evans: Curtin Graduate School of Business, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Journal of Global Management, 2012, vol. 3, issue 1, pages 1-18

Abstract: The function of whistle-blowing as an effective internal control mechanism has long been accepted around the globe. Several individual factors have been considered as predictive variables of whistle-blowing intention. However, findings are still inconclusive. Using the theory of planned behaviour as a framework, this study examines the relationship between the selected predictive variables (internal locus of control, work experience and ethics training) and whistle-blowing intention. Data were collected randomly from 311 supervisors within large manufacturing companies in Malaysia. Applying multiple regression analysis, results indicated that work experience and ethics training are significantly related to whistle-blowing intention. On the other hand, there is no significant relationship between internal locus of control and whistle-blowing intention. Implications for theory and practice from the findings are discussed

Keywords: Whistle-Blowing Intention; Theory Of Planned Behavior; Internal Locus Of Control; Work Experience; Ethics Training; Malaysia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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