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whis·tle

(wis'ĕl),
1. A sound made by forcing air through a narrow opening such as pursed lips.
2. An instrument for producing a whistle.
[A.S. hwistle]

whistle

(hwĭs′ĕl)
1. A sound produced by pursing one's lips and blowing.
2. A tubular device driven by wind that produces a loud and usually shrill sound.
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In addition, Liyanarachchi and Newdick (2009) argued that moral courage and moral reasoning are two of the most important factors to understand one's propensity to blow the whistle, and they examined the effect of students' level of moral reasoning, on their intention to whistle blow.
Earlier studies are not clear on why employees blow the whistle, exploring factors such as age, gender and time on the job, but providing inconsistent results, according to the new report.
Furthermore, based on additional research about attribution theory, we believe that anger will play an important role in motivating decisions to blow the whistle.
Whistleblowers have often claimed that cash rewards or financial incentives had no impact on their decision to blow the whistle, and Miceli and Near further report that very few federal employees said that cash awards would encourage them to blow the whistle.
Mr Smart said: "Despite plenty of evidence to show that whistleblowers are one of the best ways to identify and stop fraud, many employees in Europe fear reprisals, even loss of employment, if they do blow the whistle.
However, when all is said and done, healthcare workers have a responsibility to blow the whistle to ensure ethical integrity for patients and the public.
The flight-line coordinator and I immediately yelled out to the tail walker to blow the whistle and stop the move, but the noise from some nearby flight line reconstruction, coupled with the turning aircraft, prevented the PC from hearing the whistle.
In my own experience, what protects incompetence in the bureaucracy is the spirit of collegiality that encourages government officials not to blow the whistle on the other guy's ineptitude lest he call attention to theirs.
You have to be very brave or very naive to blow the whistle.
The charity Public Concern at Work said workers were twice as likely to blow the whistle on wrongdoings than they were five years ago.
When we go a goal down these days, you may as well blow the whistle.