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Forecasting organizational silence according to moral behavior styles

  • Sina Yavarian ,
  • Hassan Shams Esfand Abad ,
  • Sadegh Taghi Lou ,


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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Yavarian, S., Abad, H. S. E., & Lou, S. T. (2017). Forecasting organizational silence according to moral behavior styles. Bali Medical Journal, 6(3), 457–464.




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