Self-labelling versus behavioural experience of workplace bullying: differences in sector- and industry-level prevalence and sources

Way, Kïrsten A., Jimmieson, Nerina L., Bordia, Prashant and Hepworth, Graham (2013) Self-labelling versus behavioural experience of workplace bullying: differences in sector- and industry-level prevalence and sources. Journal of Health Safety and Environment, 29 2: 83-102.

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Author Way, Kïrsten A.
Jimmieson, Nerina L.
Bordia, Prashant
Hepworth, Graham
Title Self-labelling versus behavioural experience of workplace bullying: differences in sector- and industry-level prevalence and sources
Journal name Journal of Health Safety and Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1837-9362
0815-6409
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 83
End page 102
Total pages 20
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher C C H Australia
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study reports on differences in self-labelling versus the behavioural experience of workplace bullying across sectors and industries for a sample of 6,406 Australian employees, as well as differences in source of workplace bullying. It was found that overall prevalence rates of workplace bullying were 2.9% (self-labelling method) and 4.0% (behavioural experience method). Exposure to workplace bullying was found to decrease with age. There was no significant difference between the public and private sectors, or among industries, in the prevalence of workplace bullying; however, two industries (Construction; Health and Community Services) showed a significantly higher rate of workplace bullying with the behavioural experience method compared to the self-labelling method. For the overall sample, the most prevalent source of workplace bullying was reported to be coworkers (49.1%), followed by clients (35.7%), and then supervisors (27.4%). Subordinates were rated as the source in 7.9% of cases. Closer examination of source as a function of sector and industry revealed a number of significant differences specific to sectors and industries, highlighting the need for tailored approaches for managing workplace bullying.
Keyword Workplace bullying
Self-labelling
Behavioural experience
Source
Sector
Industry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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