The role of ethical climate in the effect of cynicism on turnover intention: An application in it sector


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Organizational Cynicism, Perceived Organizational Ethical Climate, Turnover İntention, IT Sector

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The research aims to investigate the effect of organizational cynicism on turnover intention and the mediating role of perceived organizational ethical climate in this relationship in the IT sector, where high turnover rates pose significant challenges and competition is increasing. Within the scope of the research, the data obtained from 342 people working in the IT sector were analyzed with structural equation modeling using SPSS 26.00 and Smart PLS 4. The results of the study revealed that organizational cynicism has a positive effect on turnover intention, thus pointing to the potential destructiveness of cynicism on workforce stability. However, this effect was found to be mediated by perceived organizational ethical climate, which not only reduces turnover intention but also buffers the detrimental effect of cynicism. The findings underscore the critical role that an ethical work environment plays in reducing the negative effects of cynicism and retaining employees. The practical implications of these insights are far-reaching and suggest that organizations should strategically invest in fostering an ethical climate as a means to combat cynicism and reduce turnover intentions, thus ensuring organizational continuity and performance.

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2023-10-04

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ÇETİN, Z. (2023). The role of ethical climate in the effect of cynicism on turnover intention: An application in it sector. HOLISTIC ECONOMICS, 2(2), 57–71. https://doi.org/10.55094/hoec.2159

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