The psychology of whistleblowing

Science and Engineering Ethics 4 (1):7-23 (1998)
Whistleblowing, its antecedents, and its aftermath are complex and varied phenomena. Motivational factors in the perception of alleged misconduct and in the response to such allegations by the accused and the institution are examined. Understanding the psychological processes that underlie some of the surprising behavior surrounding whistleblowing will enable those who perceive wrongdoing, as well as the professional societies and work organizations which voice their concern, to better respond to apparent wrongdoing, while preserving the reputation and mental health of all parties to such cases.
Keywords attribution  bias  ethical resister  misbehavior  psychology of whistleblowing  whistleblowing
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-998-0002-5
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