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“ . . . A Bit of a Joke”: policy and workplace bullying

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dc.contributor.author Hodgins, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Duncan
dc.contributor.author MacCurtain, Sarah
dc.contributor.author McNamara, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Hogan, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Pursell, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T09:10:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T09:10:48Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8963
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Workplace bullying is pervasive and has negative impacts on organizations and their employees. Despite this, organizations generally do not deal well with the problem. Anti-bullying, or Dignity-at-Work policies, do not adequately protect employees from the harms caused by bullying. This study, based on data from the 2018 Irish Workplace Behavior Study, explores experience of organizational responses to workplace bullying, drawing on interviews with participants from three large Irish organizations. One overarching theme and five sub themes emerged from the thematic content analysis, reinforcing earlier findings regarding the complex and problematic nature of workplace bullying and opaque “ownership” of anti-bullying or Dignity-at-Work policy and its implementation. The study concludes that organizations must actively establish a culture of interpersonal respect, rather than simply instituting a policy where ultimately no one takes responsibility. Facilitating employee well being requires social cohesion across an organization. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation SC043254 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SAGE Open;pp, 1–14
dc.subject workplace bullying en_US
dc.subject organizational policy en_US
dc.subject organizational response en_US
dc.subject ill treatment en_US
dc.title “ . . . A Bit of a Joke”: policy and workplace bullying 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 10.1177/2158244020934493
dc.contributor.sponsor Institute of Occupational Health and Safety en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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