Title: Predicting whistleblowing intentions through organisational commitment - insights from the Indian real estate sector

Authors: Narendra Singh Chaudhary; Shivinder Phoolka

Addresses: Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Noida – Constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India ' Punjabi University Regional Centre for Information Technology and Management, Mohali, India

Abstract: In this paper, the authors studied the impact of organisational commitment on the whistleblowing intentions of the employees in the Indian real estate sector using multiple regression analysis. The findings revealed that affective commitment and normative commitment has a significantly positive impact on the whistleblowing intentions of employees. Amongst, affective and normative commitment; normative commitment has a more significant effect than an affective commitment on the whistleblowing intentions of the employees. While on the other hand continuance commitment showed the significantly negative impact on the whistleblowing intentions of the employees. This implies that employees that possess a high level of affection and feel obliged towards organisation intent to blow the whistle to safeguard the organisational interest. While on the other hand, employees experiencing continuance commitment due to fear of job loss and lack of attachment will dissuade from the act of whistleblowing.

Keywords: organisational commitment; affective commitment; continuance commitment; normative commitment; whistleblowing intentions; wrongdoings; real estate sector.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2019.102926

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2019 Vol.23 No.3, pp.475 - 491

Received: 02 Oct 2018
Accepted: 12 Oct 2018

Published online: 11 Oct 2019 *

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