The Effect of Nepotism and Its Applications Leading to Ethical Collapse in Organizational Trust: A Research on Physicians and Nurses at a University Hospital


This study was carried out for physicians and nurses working in Sivas Cumhuriyet University Health
Services Application and Research Hospital. The aim of this study is to determine the level of nepotism and organizational trust of health workers and to determine the effect of nepotism on organizational trust.
Percentage, frequency, arithmetic mean, exploratory factor analysis, anova, t test, correlation and regression analyzes were used for the analysis of the data.
The nepotism and organizational trust levels of the participants were found to be moderate. According to some demographic characteristics of Nepotism and organizational trust perceptions, differences have been determined.
Negative and significant relationships were found between nepotism and organizational trust and all dimensions of organizational trust. It has been found that Nepotism perception negatively affects organizational trust (general) and organizational trust dimensions (trust in the manager, trust in the institution and trust in colleagues).
In conclusion, as the perception of nepotism increases, organizational trust decreases. Mostly, “trust in the institution” decreases from the dimensions of organizational trust. The lack of nepotism practices in institutions will increase the trust of employees in the organization. Strengthening structures that support business ethics and ethical values can be recommended to reduce nepotism practices.


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