Bullying at work: A comprehensive definition and consequences based on an empirical study

Ambreen Anjum, Kausar Yasmeen, Kashifa Yasmeen

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This paper determines a comprehensive definition of workplace bullying and explores its job-related consequences. In the present study multi- methods approach was used which consist of questionnaire and in depth interviews. Interview was used in order to investigate perception and experience of workplace bullying and questionnaire to explore the consequences of workplace bullying. Results show bullying  involves negative behaviors e.g. harassing, socially excluding someone and/or negatively effecting someone’s work tasks ,which occurs frequently and continues for period of time and victim is not only unable to control these acts but also suffer in severe health and job related consequences.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v1i1.907

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