Vol.10, No.2, May 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                    ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

The Mediating Role of Organizational Cynicism in the Relationship between Workplace Incivility and Organizational Silence


Hasan Tutar, Ferruh Tuzcuoğlu, Teymur Sarkhanov


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 563-572, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM102-11, May 2021.


Received: 13 March 2021.

Revised:   23 April 2021.
Accepted:  29 April 2021.
Published: 27 May 2021.




In this study, the mediating role of "organizational cynicism" in the relationship between "rudeness in the workplace" and "organizational silence" was examined. The research is a quantitative research cross-sectional study. Research data were collected using a simple random sampling technique. Data analysis shows a significant and positive relationship between the participants' perceptions of rudeness in the workplace and organizational silence. It is understood that the perception of organizational cynicism also mediates this relationship. It was understood that the high perception of the workplace laziness of the participants caused the perception of organizational silence to be high.


Keywords –Organizational behavior, organizational psychology, workplace incivility, organizational silence, organizational cynicism.





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