This article examines the phenomenon and concept of bullying in the workplace. Workplace bullying is a form of interpersonal aggression that can be both flagrant and subtle, but is mainly characterized by its persistency and long term duration. The relationships between bullying and related concepts such as workplace aggression and interpersonal conflict are discussed. With reference to previous empirical research as well as theoretical contributions, an attempt is made to clarify some important aspects about the phenomenon, such as various subtypes of workplace bullying. Empirical findings on prevalence, antecedents and outcome factors are outlined and reviewed. The paper also discusses the dose-response perspective.
Matthiesen, S. and Einarsen, S. (2010), "Bullying in the workplace: definition, prevalence, antecedents and consequences", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 202-248. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-13-02-2010-B004Download as .RIS
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