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An enlightened environment? Workplace bullying and incivility in Irish Higher Education

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Show simple item record Hodgins, Margaret Mannix McNamara, Patricia 2020-04-03T13:23:12Z 2020-04-03T13:23:12Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores the experiences of workplace ill-treatment of academic staff in the Irish Higher Education sector, with a focus on organizational response to experienced or witnessed workplace bullying and/or incivility. Workplace bullying is a significant problem, affecting approximately 15% of the workforce, with considerable variation by sector. Educational workplaces typically display prevalence rates that exceed average workplace bullying rates. The negative impacts on health and well-being are well documented and evidence is also emerging to show that organizational responses are less than optimal. The data collected comprise 11 qualitative in-depth interviews with academic staff in three of Ireland’s seven Universities. Applying a phenomenological analysis approach, data revealed that participants’ experiences were overwhelmingly negative in respect of organizational response, despite the fact that each University had an anti-bullying policy. This is explored and discussed in the context of failure to address the complex power relations, which are particularly relevant in professional organizations, intensified by current changes in the higher educational sector. Study limitations include the small number of Universities and small sample size, thus limiting generalizability en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SAGE Open;
dc.subject health promotion en_US
dc.subject workplace bullying en_US
dc.subject incivility en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject social sciences en_US
dc.subject power relation en_US
dc.title An enlightened environment? Workplace bullying and incivility in Irish Higher Education en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2158244019894278
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2950664

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