International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Whistleblowing Intention and Organizational Commitment
Aruoren, Emmanuel Ejiroghene PhD; Oboreh, Justina PhD.

This study examined the relationship between whistleblowing intention and organizational commitment of commercial bank workers in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted and a purposive sample of two hundred respondents was given copies of the questionnaire, out of which one hundred and ninety-one useful ones were retrieved. STATA statistical software package was used for the data analysis. The descriptive data analysis was carried out using mean and standard deviation, while reliability was tested using cronbach alpha coefficient. Furthermore, correlation and variance inflation factor (VIF) was used to test for multicollinearity among the independent variables. The research hypotheses were tested using multiple regression analysis. The study found a non-significant positive relationship between internal whistleblowing intention and organizational commitment. In addition, a significant positive relationship was found between external whistleblowing intention and organizational commitment. Based on this, the study recommended that commercial bank workers should be encouraged to develop organizational commitment as this would motivate them to blow the whistle when they discover wrongdoing or unethical behavior in their place of work. Future researchers should include other antecedents of whistleblowing as additional explanatory variables.

Full Text: PDF