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dc.contributor.authorErkutlu, H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChafra, J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-21T16:04:04Z
dc.date.available2019-02-21T16:04:04Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn1751-1879
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/50157
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Drawing on the social exchange theory, the purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between a leader’s behavioral integrity and employee acquiescent silence. Specifically, the authors take a relational approach by introducing employee’s relational identification as the mediator. The moderating role of employee political skill, in the relationship between behavioral integrity and employee acquiescent silence, is also considered. Design/methodology/approach: The data of this study encompass 913 front-line nurses from 13 university hospitals in Turkey. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis was conducted to test the proposed model. Findings: The results of this study support the negative effect of behavioral integrity on employee’s acquiescent silence, as well as the mediating effect of employee’s relational identification. Moreover, when the level of employee political skill is low, the relationship between behavioral integrity and acquiescent silence is strong, whereas the effect is weak when the level of political skill is high. Practical implications: The findings of this study suggest that healthcare administrators’ words and deeds should be consistent while interacting with their subordinates, as it leads to positive interpersonal relationship, which, in turn, lowers employee silence. Moreover, healthcare administrators should pay more attention to the buffering role of employee political skill for those subordinates with low relational identification and higher workplace silence. Originality/value: This study contributes to the literature on workplace silence by revealing the relational mechanism between behavioral integrity and employee silence. This paper also offers a practical assistance to employees in the healthcare industry and their administrators interested in building trust and high-quality manager-employee relationship, as well as lowering workplace silence.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.source.titleLeadership in Health Servicesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1108/LHS-03-2018-0021
dc.subjectBehavioral integrityen_US
dc.subjectEmployee silenceen_US
dc.subjectPolitical skillen_US
dc.subjectRelational identificationen_US
dc.titleLeader’s integrity and employee silence in healthcare organizationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Tourism and Hotel Management
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/LHS-03-2018-0021
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing


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