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Organizational silence is a situation in which employees consciously do not share their concerns and opinions about organizational problems with the management team and keep these problems to themselves. The researchers conducted this study to determine the factors related to organizational silence in nurses working in a university hospital. The researchers carried out the study with 219 nurses working in a university hospital and willing to take part. In the study, the researchers collected the data using an 18-question survey that determined the professional characteristics of nurses and the Organizational Silence Scale developed by Çakıcı. For data analysis, the researchers used percentage calculation, the Kruskal-Wallis test, and the Mann-Whitney U test. The researchers found that the nurses obtained the highest score from the Organizational Silence Scale “Ethics and Responsibilities” subscale in the “Subjects which Employees Remain Silent about” part. In line with the findings, the researchers recommended that the organizational silence status of nurses be evaluated periodically.
Keywords: Nursing; organizational silence; workplace environment.
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