The Relationship between Organizational Ethical Climate and Employee Voice Behaviour: The Mediating Role of Psychological Safety

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Relationship between Organizational Ethical Climate and Employee Voice Behaviour: The Mediating Role of Psychological Safety
Author(s): Mesut Soyalin, Canan Nur Karabey
Volume: 11
Number: 3
Year: 2020
Page: 875-889
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2020.287
Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships among organizational ethical climate, psychological safety and employee voice behaviour. The effect of perceived organizational ethical climate on employee voice behaviour through psychological safety was investigated. In the theoretical framework, the concepts of organizational ethical climate, psychological safety and employee voice behaviour were explained respectively. To test the hypotheses, data were gathered through a survey conducted on 409 employees working at health sector in Siirt province. Data were analyzed by using SPSS and factor, correlation and regression analyzes were performed. In the analyzes performed, the employee voice was addressed in two dimensions: promotive and prohibitive voice. According to the findings of the research, organizational ethical climate positively affects employee voice behaviour and psychological safety. Moreover, it was observed that the effect of perceived organizational ethical climate on employee voice is partially mediated by psychological safety.

Keywords: Organizational Ethical Climate, Employee Voice Behaviour, Psychological Safety, Promotive Voice, Prohibitive Voice

JEL Classification: M10, M12, M14

https://www.berjournal.com/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/pdf.gif Full Text

Halfera