Organizational Identification, Corporate Ethical Values, and Intention to Report Peers' Unethical Behavior

Hasan M. Aleassa, Ziad M. Zurigat


Employees' misconducts and unethical behaviors are prevalent and growing. Extant research indicate that most employees engage in some form of organizational misbehavior. These misconducts result in billions of lost dollars in revenue annually. Unfortunately research results indicate that employees misbehaviors are largely went unnoticed.  Therefore, since employees are in a position that enables them to be more aware and knowledgeable of their colleagues' misconducts, a better way to deal with unethical behaviors is to encourage peer reporting. Yet research showed that employees are not inclined to report their colleagues' misconducts. Thus exploring reasons that inhibit or enhance peer reporting is worthwhile. This study investigated the impact of organizational identification and corporate ethical values on employees' intention to report peers unethical behaviors. The results supported our hypothesis as they revealed that organizational identification and corporate ethical values are positively associated with intention to report unethical behaviors committed by peers. Implications, limitation and recommendations for future studies have been presented.

Keywords: Unethical Behavior, Peer Reporting, Whistleblowing, Organizational Identification, Corporate Ethical Values, Jordan, Nurse, Healthcare

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