Workplace Bullying: Prevalence and Risk Groups in a Pakistani Sample

Ambreen Anjum, Aisha Shoukat

Abstract


The aim of present study was to explore the prevalence of workplace bullying in a sample of Pakistani employees. In addition, this research also aimed to determine the relationship of various demographics of employees with their experiences of bullying in order to identify risk groups. The study was conducted on a sample of 450 employees of Punjab who showed their willingness to participate. Their age ranged from 22 to 60 years (M=34.14, SD=9.17). An indigenously developed “workplace bullying scale” with demographic information sheet was administered to collect the data. Results showed that78% of employees reported experiences of workplace bulling. The findings of present study indicated that female employees, unmarried and young age employees, employees working at lower grades, employees with a low level of education and workers with little work experience are particularly at greater risk for becoming targets of bullying.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v3i2.3985

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