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Organisational Culture and Workplace Corruption in Government Hospitals

  • Ma. Regina M. Hechanova (a1), Isabel Melgar (a1), Patrick Z. Falguera (a2) and Mario Villaverde (a2)

Abstract

This study examines corruption attitudes and norms in government hospitals in the Philippines. It tests a culture-building model that advocates communication of desired values, leadership role modelling, employee role modelling, alignment of systems and structures, training and evaluation, and reinforcement. Results reveal components that influence corruption attitudes and norms. Communication predicted individual attitudes or acceptability of corrupt acts. Leadership, systems, and controls predicted the prevalence of corrupt acts. Employee role modelling predicted both acceptability of and the prevalence of corrupt acts. In addition, there is a positive relationship between individual attitudes and organisation norms reinforcing the dyadic relationship between the two.

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Address for correspondence: Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, Department of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines. Email: rhechanova@ateneo.edu

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