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Forecasting organizational silence according to moral behavior styles

Sina Yavarian , Hassan Shams Esfand Abad, Sadegh Taghi Lou

Sina Yavarian
M.A., General Psychology, Department of General Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran. Email: [email protected]

Hassan Shams Esfand Abad
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran

Sadegh Taghi Lou
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of General Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran
Online First: July 22, 2017 | Cite this Article
Yavarian, S., Abad, H., Lou, S. 2017. Forecasting organizational silence according to moral behavior styles. Bali Medical Journal 6(3): 457-464. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v6i3.610


Introduction: Lack of expressing opinions by employees in organizations causes organizational silence. Researchers have identified two contributing factors for the organizational silence: Management fear of negative feedback and staff perceptions of management's complex ideas about them. Method: This article aimed to forecast organizational silence according to moral behavior styles. A total of 300 employees working in Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MCI) were enrolled as the sample using simple random sampling. It was a correlational study. Data were collected using two questionnaires: Organizational Silence Questionnaire and Moral Behavior Questionnaire. Descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and confirmatory factor analysis used for data analysis. For the hypothesis testing, path analysis, which is a part of SEM, was employed using LISREL. Result: The results showed that organizational silence had a significant relationship with moral behavior. Conclusion: The results help managers prepare the ground to receive feedback from employees with various moral behavior styles.

Keywords: Organizational Silence, Moral Behavior Styles.  

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