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Whistleblowing as planned behavior - a survey of South Korean police officers

Park, Heungsik; Blenkinsopp, John

Authors

Heungsik Park

John Blenkinsopp



Abstract

This article explores the relevance of the Theory of Planned Behavior to whistleblowing research, and considers whether its widely tested validity as a model of the link between attitudes, intention, and behavior might make it an appropriate candidate for a general theory to account for whistleblowing. This proposition is developed through an empirical test of the theory's predictive validity for whistleblowing intentions. Using a sample of 296 Korean police officers, the analysis showed that attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control all had significantly positive main effects on internal whistleblowing intentions, but for external whistleblowing intentions only subjective norm was significant. The implications of these findings for applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to whistleblowing research are discussed.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2009
Journal Journal of Business Ethics
Print ISSN 0167-4544
Electronic ISSN 1573-0697
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
Issue 4
Pages 545-556
APA6 Citation Park, H., & Blenkinsopp, J. (2009). Whistleblowing as planned behavior - a survey of South Korean police officers. Journal of business ethics, 85(4), 545-556. doi:10.1007/s10551-008-9788-y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-008-9788-y
Keywords Economics and Econometrics; General Business, Management and Accounting; Business and International Management; Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); Law
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-008-9788-y
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