Bullying and harassment in the workplace: developments in by Stale Einarsen, Helge Hoel, Dieter Zapf, Cary Cooper

By Stale Einarsen, Helge Hoel, Dieter Zapf, Cary Cooper

Formerly titled Bullying and Emotional Abuse within the office: foreign views in study and perform, the 1st version of this bestselling source speedy grew to become a benchmark and hugely stated resource of information for this burgeoning box. Renamed to extra properly replicate the maturing of the self-discipline, Bullying and Harassment within the office: advancements in idea, study, and perform, moment version presents a much-needed replace of the unique paintings. Edited by way of top specialists and providing contributions from pioneers of their respective topic components, the ebook is an up to date research-based source on key points of office bullying and its remediation. New chapters contain: Rehabilitation and therapy of sufferers of Bullying Interventions for the Prevention and administration of office Bullying Bullying and Discrimination An business Relation standpoint on place of work Bullying Investigating proceedings of office bullying Whistleblowing and place of work bullying how one can degree publicity to place of work Bullying in Surveys widely Revised Chapters comprise: views on antagonistic behaviors and office bullying Empirical Findings on Bullying at paintings Organizational Antecedents of Bullying Organizational results of office bullying Counseling objectives of bullying Bullying and the legislations The publication provides a accomplished evaluation of the literature, the empirical findings, the theoretical advancements, and the event and suggestion of major overseas teachers and practitioners. It examines the concept that of bullying and harassment at paintings and its dimension, documenting the lifestyles and outcomes of the matter. The booklet explores various explanatory versions and provides to be had empirical facts that sheds mild on the place, whilst, and why bullying develops. It features a wide selection of contributions at the attainable treatments for prevention and minimization of the matter for administration while it happens, and for therapeutic the injuries and scars it can have left on these uncovered.

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Although the concept of bullying as used in English-speaking countries and mobbing as used in many other European countries may have semantic nuances and different connotations depending on where they are used, to all intents and purposes they refer to the same phenomenon. , 2003). indd 31 8/13/10 9:49:46 AM 32 Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace dispute-related scenarios. , 1994b; Leymann, 1996; Zapf and Gross, 2001). In any case, the nature of the bullying situation seems to be the same—the persistent and systematic victimisation of a colleague or a subordinate through repeated use of various kinds of aggressive behaviours over a long period of time and in a situation where victims have difficulty in defending themselves.

In other cases, a group of colleagues bully a single individual, who for obvious reasons finds it difficult to defend him- or herself against this overwhelming group of opponents. The imbalance of power often mirrors the formal power structure of the organisational context in which the bullying scenario unfolds. This would be the case when someone is on the receiving end of negative acts from a person in a superior position in the organisational hierarchy. Alternatively, the source of power may be informal, based on knowledge and experience as well as access to support from influential persons (Hoel and Cooper, 2000).

Allport, G. (1954) The nature of prejudice. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley. Archer, D. (1999) Exploring “bullying” culture in the para-military organisation. International Journal of Manpower, 20, 94–105. Ashforth, B. E. (1994) Petty tyranny in organizations. Human Relations, 47, 755–778. Baron, R. , and Neuman, J. H. (1996) Workplace violence and workplace aggression: Evidence on their relative frequency and potential causes. Aggressive Behavior, 22, 161–173. Björkqvist, K. (1992) Trakassering förekommer bland anställda vid AA [Harassment exists among employees at Abo Academy].

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