||In recent years, whether in Taiwan or Mainland China, a series of outbreak of food safety problems, illegal pollution problems, government and company corruption problems, bribery etc. have caused strong public concern. The reason why these public issues break out and shock the public is mostly thanks to the whistleblowers disregarding their own safety, but for the public welfare. |
The extent of corruption in Taiwan and Mainland China and the extent of democracy vary greatly. What’s more, people’s democratic values are different and that leads to different persepctives on food safety issues, waste pollution issues and corruption issues between Taiwan and Mainland China. The purpose of this research is to find out the relationship among “people’s democratic values ”,"personal awareness of the issue" and the intention whistleblowing, and further disuss the moderating effect of "personal awareness of the issue".
By questionnaire survey, sampling from Taiwan and Mainland China respectively. The number of useful samples from Taiwan is 140 and the number of useful samples from Mainland China is 139. After processing data by SPSS, the statistical analysis realted the following findings:
1. The extent of corruption has significantly positive impact on the intention of whistleblowing.
2. The extent of democracy and people’s democratic values has significantly negative impact on the intention of whistleblowing.
3. Personal awareness of the issue on food safety issues, waste pollution issues and corruption issues has significantly positive impact on the intention of whistleblowing.