Work Place Bullying: Using Social media avenues to collect and assess primary data of workplace bullying prevalence among women aged 18-40 Open Access
Renner-Thomas, Nina Ayotunde (2016)
Workplace bullying is becoming a topic of increasing interest in the fields of rehabilitation, human resources, occupational health and organizational behavior (Fox, S. & Stallworth, L. E. 2009). Workplace bullying refers to repeated, unreasonable actions of individuals and even sometimes groups directed towards an employee (or a group of employees) (Salin, D., & Hoel H., 2011). These actions are often intended to intimidate, degrade, humiliate or undermine the target; which creates a risk to the health or safety of the employee(s).
Methodology: This study used a mixed method design, to understand the aspect of bullying and the targets of bullying from women 18-40 years of age.
Results: Out of 106, 77 replied. Ho (Ho= null hypothesis): (M= mu) Magegroup = Mbullied Ha (Ha= alternative hypothesis): M (M=mu) Magegroup≠ Mbullied The post-hoc test for this data was LSD. The results of the procedure,(results shown above), demonstrate an F-Value of 1.31. This is fairly low, which in turn would not permit the null hypothesis to be rejected. The p-value is listed as 0.35. Ho (Ho= null hypothesis): (M= mu) Meducation = Mbullied Ha (Ha= alternative hypothesis): M (M=mu) Meducation≠ Mbullied The post-hoc test for this data was LSD. The results of the procedure,(results shown below), demonstrate an F-Value of 0.66. This extremely low, this in turn would not permit the null hypothesis to be rejected. The p-value is listed as 0.58.
Summary: As the body of work in research with regards to interventions aimed at reducing workplace bullying grows (Salin, 2010;Vartia & Leka, 2010) so must the body of work surrounding the reason why it takes place. Workplace bullying is a serious threat to the health of both individuals and organizations, and a multi-faceted approach must be taken where it is addressed by employers, trade unions and the government and much more. More incentive must be given also to gain accurate responses.
Table of Contents
Review of the literature for the definition and causes of workplace bullying. 6
The problem. 6
The problem redefined. 8
Impact of Workplace Bullying on Individuals. 9
Impact of the Economic Crisis. 12
Characteristics of bullies. 13
Work Related. 13
Organizational Impact of bullying. 14
The impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 16
Effects on Bystanders/Co-worker. 17
Social Determinants. 18
Research Questions/Hypotheses. 19
Study Procedures. 21
Conclusions, Implications and Recommendations. 27
Discussions of the findings. 27
Figure 1: Visual Model for Mixed Methods Procedures. 33
Appendix 1: Introductory Email. 34
Appendix 2: The Survey. 35
Appendix 3 : Table of Definitions of Workplace Bullying. 41
Appendix 4: Excerpts from Qualitative Survey. 42
Appendix 5: Raw data. 49
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