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Religiosity, Job Status and Whistle-Blowing: Evidence from Micro-Finance Companies in the Ga-East District of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana (Published)

The intellectual dimension of religiosity informs and produces high sense of morality in an individual thus influencing whistle-blowing. Additionally, religion create the platform for building belief in certain rules and regulations as right or as wrong. These rules are held in high esteem by the individual, creating a standard of morality in relation to how the individual response to ethical issues in the organization. The decision of exposing wrongdoing is often connected to the hierarchical level of the employee because of fear of victimization. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of religiosity and job status on whistle-blowing among employees of micro finance companies in Ga-East district of Ghana. The quantitative approach was used in analyzing the effect between independent variables (job status and religiosity) on the dependent variable (whistle-blowing). The study has proven that though religiosity and job status can influence whistle-blowing, however in this study, the magnitude is negligible and perhaps other variables in concert with religiosity and job status may influence whistle-blowing activities in an organization. The study concludes that whistleblowing generally in the Ghanaian setting is yet to receive high prominence due to the general belief of lack of protection for persons who come out to expose wrongdoings and the general fear of harassment, victimization and loss of job by the whistle-blower

Keywords: Job Status, Micro-Finance Companies, Religiosity, Whistle-Blowing